Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Hardcover | August 13, 2016

EditorDennis Patterson, Michael S. Pardo

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The intersection between law and neuroscience has been a focus of intense research for the past decade, as an unprecedented amount of attention has been triggered by the increased use of neuroscientific evidence in courts. While the majority of this attention is currently devoted to criminallaw, including capital cases, the wide-ranging proposals for how neuroscience may inform issues of law and public policy extend to virtually every substantive area in law. Bringing together the latest work from leading scholars in the field, this volume examines the philosophical issues that inform this emerging and vibrant subfield of law. From discussions featuring the philosophy of the mind to neuroscience-based lie detection, each chapter addresses foundationalquestions that arise in the application of neuroscientific technology in the legal sphere.

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The intersection between law and neuroscience has been a focus of intense research for the past decade, as an unprecedented amount of attention has been triggered by the increased use of neuroscientific evidence in courts. While the majority of this attention is currently devoted to criminallaw, including capital cases, the wide-rangin...

Dennis Patterson is Board of Governors Professor of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law; he is also Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy at the European University Institute and Professor of International Trade and Legal Theory at Swansea University. He has authored books on legal theory, trade law, and commercial law...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:August 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Adam J. Kolber: Free Will as a Matter of Law2. Stephen J. Morse: The Inevitable Mind in the Age of Neuroscience3. Nita A. Farahany: A Neurological Foundation for Freedom4. Deborah W. Denno: The Place for Neuroscience in Criminal Law5. Frederick Schauer: Lie Detection, Neuroscience, and the Law of Evidence6. Dov Fox and Alex Stein: Dualism and Doctrine7. Gideon Yaffe: Mind-Reading by Brain-Reading and Criminal Responsibility8. Katrina L. Sifferd: Unconscious Mens Rea: Lapses, Negligence, and Criminal Responsibility9. Michael S. Moore: The Neuroscience of Volitional Excuse10. Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson: The Promise of Neuroscience for Law: "Overclaiming"in Jurisprudence, Morality, and Economics