The Liverpool Law Review

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 45–50 | Cite as

The coherence of a case and the reasonableness of doubt

  • D. N. MacCormick


Reasonable Doubt Correspondence Theory Coherence Theory Garden Path Common Sense Notion 


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  1. 1.
    Oxford, Clatendon Press, 1978, 89–92.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    For my discussion of the case of Burke and Hare, I am indebted to Dr. Owen Dudley Edwards’ recently published book,Burke and Hare, Edinburgh, Polygon Books, 1980. My quotation from Cockburn’sAddress to the Jury comes from a passage cited more fully at 218–221 of Dr. Edwards’ admirable book.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. MacCormick
    • 1
  1. 1.Public LawUniversity of EdmburghUK

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