Rachel Herdy, PhD

Doctor in Sociology, State University of Rio de Janeiro 2011

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Research Interests

I have experience in Law, focusing on Philosophy of Law, with special interest in: Legal Epistemology, Philosophy of Expertise, Expert Evidence, Evidence Law, Argumentation Theory, Legal Theory, and Pragmatism (philosophy of Charles S. Peirce). My current research is about judicial and policy decisions based on expertise.

Key Words

Legal Argumentation, Evidence Law, Expert Evidence, Epistemology of Expertise, Social Epistemology.


Bachelor's in law, Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro 2003

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Award Date: 14 Mar 2011


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