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Legal reasoning by analogy

My VISU presentation on reasoning in analogy in Warren and Brandeis’ famous 1890 law review article on privacy.

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My VISU presentation on reasoning in analogy in Warren and Brandeis’ famous 1890 law review article on privacy.

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I think analogy reflects a desire to economize on thought. Thus, if we construct evidential reasoning on the basis of, say, Bayesian networks, then–instead of creating a whole new network to reflect a new situation–we simply build on an old network, and replace nodes with new facts, build a few nodes, and generally spiff things up.