Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-09-07
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Dennis Patterson, Board of Governors Professor of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers School of Law,Michael S. Pardo, Henry Upson Sims Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law

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, and has written over fifty professional articles. His book with Michael Pardo, Minds, Brains, and Law (OUP 2013), is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the field of 'neurolaw'.

Michael S. Pardo is the Henry Upson Sims Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. He is the author of several publications is the areas of evidence, legal proof, civil and criminal procedure, and legal philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Free Will as a Matter of Law, Adam J. Kolber
2. The Inevitable Mind in the Age of Neuroscience, Stephen J. Morse
3. A Neurological Foundation for Freedom, Nita A. Farahany
4. The Place for Neuroscience in Criminal Law, Deborah W. Denno
5. Lie Detection, Neuroscience, and the Law of Evidence, Frederick Schauer
6. Dualism and Doctrine, Dov Fox & Alex Stein
7. Mind-Reading by Brain-Reading and Criminal Responsibility, Gideon Yaffe
8. Unconscious Mens Rea: Lapses, Negligence, and Criminal Responsibility, Katrina L. Sifferd
9. The Neuroscience of Volitional Excuse, Michael S. Moore
10. The Promise of Neuroscience for Law: "Overclaiming" in Jurisprudence, Morality, and Economics, Michael S. Pardo & Dennis Patterson

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