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The problem of statistical evidence in court by Sophie Machavariani (MA in Philosophy)
Sophie Machavariani is a doctoral student in Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. She works on the philosophical foundations of evidence and proof in law, rational belief formation in trial proceedings, ethics and philosophy of science.

In most criminal justice systems, the standard of proof that has to be met for the conviction to be due is the beyond a reasonable doubt standard which states that a defendant ought to be found guilty if her guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Epistemologists and legal scholars have proposed numerous explications of the standard. Sophie's work centres around the explication of this standard using the tools from formal epistemology.

The Philosophy master's programme at the University of Tartu has broadened Sophie's knowledge in both formal and informal philosophy. It has helped her narrow down her interests by allowing her to take many individual study courses where she learned how to conduct her own research and write good research proposals. The programme provided a strong foothold for applying to good doctoral programmes worldwide.

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Jan 10, 2023 06:00 PM in Helsinki

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