ELE2019: Evidence in Law and Ethics

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019
Jagiellonian University

Bracka 12

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Lund University
University of Edinburgh


Jagiellonian University
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  Venue: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration ul. Bracka 12, Kraków (Sale Reprezentacyjne), Poland    

4 IV 2019 (Thursday) – DAY ONE   

9:30-10:00  – Coffee, registration  

10:00 – Workshop opening    

10:10-11:10 Christian Dahlman (Lund): "Naked Statistical Evidence and the Futility of Lawful Conduct"  

11:10-11:30 Coffee break    

11:30-13:00 – Session I   

Amit Pundik (Tel Aviv) "Predictive Evidence and Unpredictable Freedom" 

Maciej Dybowski, Weronika Dzięgielewska & Wojciech Rzepiński (Poznan) "Reclaiming Evidence - On Exchanging Reasons in Legal Practice"  

Piotr Bystranowski, Bartosz Janik, Maciej Próchnicki (Cracow) "Certainty and punishment. An empirical study on the dimensions of evidence"  

13:00-14:30 Lunch break    

14:30-16:30 – Session II  

Marcin Romanowicz(Warszawa) "Forensic Neuropsychology: Are We There Finally?"  

Julia Wesołowska (Cracow) "Law’s theory of mind: interpretation of scientific evidence in the courtroom"  

Felix Bräuer & Kevin Baum (Saarlandes) "Trusting Artificial Experts"  

Timothy Madigan (Rochester, NY) "W.K. Clifford and “The Ethics of Belief”: Then and Now"    

5 IV 2019 (Friday) – DAY TWO  

10.00-10.10 Coffee  

10:10-11:10 Martin Smith (Edinburgh) "Accuracy, Proof and the Right Against Wrongful Conviction"  

11:10-11:30 Coffee break    

11:30-13:00 Session IV  

Carla Bagnoli (Modena) "Burden of proof and burden of persuasion. The testimonial responsibilities of  independent observers"  

Eva Schmidt (Zurich) & Andreas Sesing  (Saarland) "Statistical Evidence and the Role of Algorithms in Criminal Justice"  

Marvin Backes (St Andrews) "There is No Epistemic Mileage in Legal Cases"   13:00 -14:30 Lunch break    

14:30-16:00 Session V  

Marcin Waligóra (Cracow) "How evidence shape research ethics. A case of pediatric oncology"  

Tomasz Herok (Lancaster) "If intuitions are used as evidence in ethics, why are so many of its claims counter-intuitive? The case of 'after-birth abortion'"  

Tomasz Żuradzki (Cracow)"Reporting Incidental Findings under Uncertainty"   16:00-16:30 Farewell    


Registration: There is NO registration for this event. The event is open to the general public. However, if you wish to attend, please send a short notice to organizers.  

Organizers: Adam Dyrda ([email protected]) and Tomasz Żuradzki ([email protected]). Any inquiries about the workshop should be directed to both organizers with the subject line containing “Evidence in Law and Ethics”.

Sponsors: The workshop is sponsored by a grant no. 0068/NPRH4/H2b/83/2016 from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (National Programme for the Development of Humanities) and ERC Starting Grant no. 805498 “Deep uncertainties in bioethics: genetic research, preventive medicine, reproductive decisions”.

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April 3, 2019, 7:00pm CET

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