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Workshop “Evidence in Law and Ethics”

Workshop “Evidence in Law and Ethics”

Evidence in Law and Ethics 2019
4-5 April 2019


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


4 IV 2019 (Thursday) – DAY ONE

9:30-10:00  – Coffee, registration

10:00 – Workshop opening


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 (Poznań) “Reclaiming Evidence – On Exchanging Reasons in Legal Practice”

Piotr Bystranowski, Bartosz Janik, Maciej Próchnicki (Kraków) “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 (Kraków) “The Theory of Mind of Law. The 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


Martin Smith (Edinburgh) “Accuracy, Proof and the Right Against Wrongful Conviction”

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 – Session III

Eva Schmidt (Zurich), Andreas Sesing (Saarland), Maximilian Köhl (Saarland) “Bare Statistical Evidence and the Legitimacy of Software-Based Judicial Decisions”

Marvin Backes (St Andrews) “There is No Epistemic Mileage in Legal Cases”

12:30 -14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 – Session IV

Marcin Waligóra (Kraków) “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 (Kraków) “Reporting Incidental Findings under Uncertainty”

15:30-16:00 Farewell


We invite you to take a look at the book of abstracts.

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 ( and Tomasz Żuradzki (
Any inquiries about the workshop should be directed to both organizers with the subject line containing “Evidence in Law and Ethics”.

Sponsors: The workshop has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland – National Programme for the Development of Humanities (grant agreement N0 0068/NPRH4/H2b/83/2016) and from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 805498)​.

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