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Law Mind and Brain

Author : Michael Freeman
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Over the past 20 years, cognitive neuroscience has revolutionized our ability to understand the nature of human thought. Working with the understandings of traditional psychology, the new brain science is transforming many disciplines, from economics to literary theory. These developments are now affecting the law and there is an upsurge of interest in the potential of neuroscience to contribute to our understanding of criminal and civil law and our system of justice in general. The international and interdisciplinary chapters in this volume are written by experts in criminal behaviour, civil law and jurisprudence. They concentrate on the potential of neuroscience to increase our understanding of blame and responsibility in such areas as juveniles and the death penalty, evidence and procedure, neurological enhancement and treatment, property, end-of-life choices, contracting and the effects of words and pictures in law. This collection suggests that legal scholarship and practice will be increasingly enriched by an interdisciplinary study of law, mind and brain and is a valuable addition to the emerging field of neurolaw.

Law and the Modern Mind

Author : Jerome Frank
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Law and the Modern Mind first appeared in 1930 when, in the words of Judge Charles E. Clark, it "fell like a bomb on the legal world." In the generations since, its influence has grown-today it is accepted as a classic of general jurisprudence.The work is a bold and persuasive attack on the delusion that the law is a bastion of predictable and logical action. Jerome Frank's controversial thesis is that the decisions made by judge and jury are determined to an enormous extent by powerful, concealed, and highly idiosyncratic psychological prejudices that these decision-makers bring to the courtroom.

A Clearing in the Forest

Author : Steven L. Winter
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Cognitive science is transforming our understanding of the mind. New discoveries are changing how we comprehend not just language, but thought itself. Yet, surprisingly little of the new learning has penetrated discussions and analysis of the most important social institution affecting our lives-the law. Drawing on work in philosophy, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and literary theory, Steven L. Winter has created nothing less than a tour de force of interdisciplinary analysis. A Clearing in the Forest rests on the simple notion that the better we understand the workings of the mind, the better we will understand all its products-especially law. Legal studies today focus on analytic skills and grand normative theories. But, to understand how real-world, legal actors reason and decide, we need a different set of tools. Cognitive science provides those tools, opening a window on the imaginative, yet orderly mental processes that animate thinking and decisionmaking among lawyers, judges, and lay persons alike. Recent findings about how humans actually categorize and reason make it possible to explain legal reasoning in new, more cogent, more productive ways. A Clearing in the Forest is a compelling meditation on both how the law works and what it all means. In uncovering the irrepressibly imaginative, creative quality of human reason, Winter shows how what we are learning about the mind changes not only our understanding of law, but ultimately of ourselves. He charts a unique course to understanding the world we inhabit, showing us the way to the clearing in the forest.

Law of One Mind

Author : Scott Blaise
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This work is an unparalleled union of mind, body and matter. By marrying the truth confessed by Jesus, the recent findings of quantum physics, and the ancient wisdoms long forgotten, the Law of One Mind will guide you through an inner journey in the language of today. Unlike what the commercialized versions of the truth state, there is no secret and this knowledge is the birthright of all mankind. A life full of balanced joy, wellness and prosperity is now only a few pages away.

Baseball and the American Legal Mind

Author : Spencer Weber Waller
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Law and the Modern Mind

Author : Susanna L. Blumenthal
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Headline-grabbing murders are not the only cases in which sanity has been disputed in the American courtroom. Susanna Blumenthal traces this litigation, revealing how ideas of human consciousness, agency, and responsibility have shaped American jurisprudence as judges struggled to reconcile Enlightenment rationality with new sciences of the mind.

The Common Law Mind

Author : James W. Tubbs
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Scholars of comparative law and English legal history have traditionally distinguished the civil law's emphasis on legislation as the primary source of legal authority from the common law's emphasis on custom and on case law. In The Common Law Mind, lawyer and political scientist James Tubbs finds little evidence to support this and other traditional understandings of English jurisprudence. Examining thousands of legal and judicial documents for references to the nature and authority of custom, case law, statutes, equity, and reason, Tubbs depicts the tensions within and the evolution of English legal thought between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Most lawyers, he concludes, never thought of all English law as customary in nature and never understood the common law to be a fundamental law, superior to statute. Instead, statute law was much more central to English jurisprudence than has usually been believed, and it was always understood to be superior in authority to the common law. The Common Law Mind revises a whole tradition of thinking about the nature and development of common law and its role in statutory interpretation.

Within the Mind Maze Or The Real Law of the Mind

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Legal Insanity and the Brain

Author : Sofia Moratti
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This landmark publication offers a unique comparative and interdisciplinary study of criminal insanity and neuroscience. Criminal law theories and ideologies which underpin the regulation of criminal insanity have always been the subject of controversy. The history of criminal insanity is characterised by conceptual and empirical tension between two disciplinary realms: the law and the mind sciences. The authors in this anthology explore in depth the state of the art of legal insanity and the numerous intricate, fascinating, pioneering and sophisticated questions raised by the integration of different criminal law and behaviour theories, diverse disciplines and methodologies, in a genuinely interdisciplinary perspective. This volume will serve as a practical guide for the comparative legal scholar and the judge, as well as stimulating scholarly reading for the neuroscientist, the social scientist and the philosopher with interdisciplinary scientific interests.

The Legal Mind

Author : Daniel W. Park
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Why is the law so complicated? Why is it so hard to prove that someone else is lying? How can you get people to believe you're telling the truth? Why does it seem that lawyers always find something to argue about? In short, what is the law thinking? The Legal Mind is your backstage pass to the logic of the law and the legal system. The Legal Mind explains how the law finds facts and establishes rules in the face of deliberate deception, the fallibility of memory, the frailty of vision, and the ambiguity of language. Learn why seeing should not necessarily lead to believing, why circumstantial evidence is sometimes the best evidence, and why even the clearest rules almost always leave room for argument and debate. Smart, engaging, and insightful, The Legal Mind will delight and inform everyone who has ever wanted to know how the law works and why the legal system is the way it is.

The Legal Mind

Author : Neil MacCormick
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This collection of essays, published to coincide with Tony Honore's sixty-fifth birthday, focuses on the areas where Honore's thought has made the most significant contribution: Roman law and jurisprudence. Included are essays by P.S. Atiyah, Zenon Bankowski, John Bell, Peter Birks, John W. Cairs, Hugh Collins, David Daube, W. M. Gordon, J. W. Harris Nicola Lacey, A. D. E. Lewis, Detlef Liebs, G. D. MacCormack, Neil MacCormick, G. Maher, Pieter Norr, Alan Rodger, and Peter Stein.

The Law of Mind in Action

Author : Fenwicke L. Holmes
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Chapters include: Metaphysics— What It Is And Does; The One Law We Need To Know; How To Use The Law— The Silence; Spirit; Creative Mind In The Individual; Creative Mind In The Universal; Man, Master On The Planet; Matter, Or Thought In Form; The Creative Word; The Outer And The Inner Universe; The Infinite Self; The Law Of Attraction And Appropriation; Choosing The Law You Will Live Under; Feeling And Emotions; The Instinct To Create; Our Immaculate Conceptions; Intensified Consciousness, and more.

Minds Brains and Law

Author : Michael S. Pardo
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This book addresses the philosophical questions that arise when neuroscientific research and technology are applied in the legal system. The empirical, practical, ethical, and conceptual issues that Pardo and Patterson seek to redress will deeply influence how we negotiate and implement the fruits of neuroscience in law and policy in the future.

Law and Mind

Author : Bartosz Brożek
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Are the cognitive sciences relevant for law? How do they influence legal theory and practice? Should lawyers become part-time cognitive scientists? The recent advances in the cognitive sciences have reshaped our conceptions of human decision-making and behavior. Many claim, for instance, that we can no longer view ourselves as purely rational agents equipped with free will. This change is vitally important for lawyers, who are forced to rethink the foundations of their theories and the framework of legal practice. Featuring multidisciplinary scholars from around the world, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of law and the cognitive sciences. It develops new theories and provides often provocative insights into the relationship between the cognitive sciences and various dimensions of the law including legal philosophy and methodology, doctrinal issues, and evidence.

The Legal Mind

Author : Bartosz Brożek
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How do lawyers think? Brożek presents a new perspective on legal thinking as an interplay between intuition, imagination and language.

Renewing Your Mind As You Study Law

Author : Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
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W IN THE MIND MAZE OR MENTONOM

Author : Edgar L. (Edgar Lucien) 1847-19 Larkin
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The Legal Mind

Author : Gerald Abrahams
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The Law of Mind in Action Daily Lessons and Treatments in Mental and Spiritual Science

Author : Fenwicke L. Holmes
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The Legal Mind

Author : Gerald Abrahams
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