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Unreasonable Inferences

Author : Michael Griesbach
ISBN : 0578069571
Genre : True Crime
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The Virtues Of Our Vices

Author : Emrys Westacott
ISBN : 9781400839506
Genre : Philosophy
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Are there times when it's right to be rude? Can we distinguish between good and bad gossip? Am I a snob if I think that NPR listeners are likely to be better informed than devotees of Fox News? Does sick humor do anyone any good? Can I think your beliefs are absurd but still respect you? In The Virtues of Our Vices, philosopher Emrys Westacott takes a fresh look at important everyday ethical questions--and comes up with surprising answers. He makes a compelling argument that some of our most common vices--rudeness, gossip, snobbery, tasteless humor, and disrespect for others' beliefs--often have hidden virtues or serve unappreciated but valuable purposes. For instance, there are times when rudeness may be necessary to help someone with a problem or to convey an important message. Gossip can foster intimacy between friends and curb abuses of power. And dubious humor can alleviate existential anxieties. Engaging, funny, and philosophically sophisticated, The Virtues of Our Vices challenges us to rethink conventional wisdom when it comes to everyday moral behavior.

Believing And Accepting

Author : P. Engel
ISBN : 9789401140423
Genre : Philosophy
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(1) Beliefs are involuntary, and not nonnally subject to direct voluntary control. For instance I cannot believe at will that my trousers are on fire, or that the Dalai Lama is a living God, even if you pay me a large amount of money for believing such things. (2) Beliefs are nonnally shaped by evidence for what is believed, unless they are, in some sense, irrational. In general a belief is rational if it is proportioned to the degree of evidence that one has for its truth. In this sense, one often says that "beliefs aim at truth" . This is why it is, on the face of it, irrational to believe against the evidence that one has. A subject whose beliefs are not shaped by a concern for their truth, but by what she wants to be the case, is more or less a wishful thinker or a self-deceiver. (3) Beliefs are context independent, in the sense that at one time a subject believes something or does not believe it; she does not believe it relative to one context and not relative to another. For instance if I believe that Paris is a polluted city, I cannot believe that on Monday and not on Tuesday; that would be a change of belief, or a change of mind, but not a case of believing one thing in one context and another thing in another context. If I believe something, the belief is more or 4 less pennanent across various contexts.

Mock Trials

Author : Steven Lubet
ISBN : 9781632813138
Genre : Law
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A mock trial may officially begin with opening statements, but experienced competitors know that the dialogue between counsel and the court beforehand can make or break their chances of prevailing. In this new edition of Mock Trials, the authors have added an entire new chapter ("Pretrial Matters") to explain the questions students should ask before a mock trial begins and why the answers to those questions are important. Just as in an actual trial, pre-trial matters do matter in mock trials because they can affect nearly every aspect of case preparation and presentation. First published in 2000, Mock Trials has become the leading textbook used by students and coaches to prepare for mock trial competitions. The Second Edition improves upon the first by providing students and coaches at every level with a complete step-by-step guide to preparing, presenting and winning a mock trial. Diagrams, charts and summaries, as well as sample fact scenarios, colloquies and arguments, are used to explain complicated concepts simply in an easy-to-follow and interesting manner. This textbook is specifically designed for use by pre-law and law students, but the legal and stylistic techniques it teaches remain applicable throughout lawyers' careers. For high school and undergraduate students competing in mock trials or considering a career in law, Mock Trials gives a solid overview of the conduct of a trial from start to finish. It's also perfect for mock trial coaches to use as a how-to guide. Topics addressed in this edition of Mock Trials include: • Understanding the law and how trials work • Organizing your trial binder • Discerning the material admissible facts and outlining your case • Devising a compelling theme and theory and telling a memorable story • Communicating effectively both verbally and nonverbally • Tailoring your presentation to bench trials versus jury trials • Getting the most mileage out of pretrial dialogue with the court • Understanding the rules of evidence and procedure • Planning out your direct and cross examinations • Laying foundations to admit all types of evidence • Making and responding to evidentiary objections • Drawing the sting and impeaching witnesses on bad facts • Examining and challenging experts effectively • Giving compelling opening statements and closing arguments

Modern Litigation And Professional Responsibility Handbook

Author : William H. Fortune
ISBN : 0735516286
Genre : Law
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Find practical answers to hard questions about professional conduct -- and avoid wrong answers that could set back your firm -- with this authoritative guide to legal ethics. Drawing on statutes, standards, and actual cases, the authors show you how to: Evaluate tactics for possible ethical consequences -- Understand and comply with statutes, procedural rules, and standards of professional conduct while zealously representing your client -- Prevent your opponents from turning the rules to their own advantage You'll find concise, authoritative discussion of ethical problems that arise in such critical areas as: Investigation of claims -- Abuse of discovery -- Conflicts of interest -- Burdensome interrogatories -- Trial in the media -- VOIR DIRE and juror investigation -- Deposition tactics -- Special fee arrangements -- Settlement negotiations -- Withdrawal and client confidentiality -- Arguing false inferences based on inadmissible evidence -- Plus detailed attention to the special problems that arise in criminal defense, insurance defense, and class actions.

Building Better Relationships

Author : Richard Templar
ISBN : 9780133448672
Genre : Self-Help
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A brand new collection of 4 expert guides to building better personal relationships, connections, and careers! A breakthrough personal skills book collection: improve all your relationships, and become more successful at everything you do! You can learn to be more efficient, more productive, more engaging, more rational, more emotionally intelligent, and happier! This extraordinary collection of books is packed with all the learnable skills, techniques, and attitudes you’ll need. First, in The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Richard Templar uncovers 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they’ve never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that will make you happier… make you a better friend, partner, and parent… help you leave the world a better place. Next, in 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking, Revised and Expanded Edition, Drs. Linda Elder and Richard Paul teach specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices about everything from money to intimate relationships. They’ll help you overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you want... recognize what you don’t know… resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, and your family… avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! Then, in Attack Your Day , Mark and Trapper Woods present crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies for achieving unprecedented effectiveness, and moving relentlessly towards your greatest life goals. Dramatically improve the way you prioritize activities… organize inherently more productive days… overcome procrastination forever… know how to “turn on a dime” without sacrificing focus … learn how and when to say NO to interruptions! Finally, in Taking Flight! , Merrill Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert reveal profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style. You’ll learn to use the proven DISC model of human behavior to become a more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; and build deeper relationships. Then, you’ll create your own personal action plan for making the most of your strengths, working around weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! From world-renowned personal performance experts Richard Templar, Linda Elder, Richard Paul, Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, and Daniel Silvert

Children S Inferences When Processing Problematic Text

Author : Carol A. Capelli
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025679502
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How To Handle Unreasonable Force Litigation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105062003269
Genre : State action (Civil rights)
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Ecological Inference

Author : Gary King
ISBN : 0521542804
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing upon the explosion of research in the field, a diverse group of scholars surveys strategies for solving ecological inference problems, the process of trying to infer individual behavior from aggregate data. The uncertainties and information lost in aggregation make ecological inference one of the most difficult areas of statistical inference, but these inferences are required in many academic fields, as well as by legislatures and the Courts in redistricting, marketing research by business, and policy analysis by governments. This wide-ranging collection of essays, first published in 2004, offers many important contributions to the study of ecological inference.

Smith Hurd Illinois Annotated Statutes

Author : Illinois
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063521384
Genre : Law
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