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Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Dennis Patterson and Michael S. Pardo


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 criminal law, 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 current work, this volume examines the philosophical issues that inform this emerging and vibrant subfield of law. Fr ... More

Keywords: law, neuroscience, neuroscientific evidence, courts, criminal law, capital cases, public policy, neuroscientific technology

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743095
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis Patterson, editor
Board of Governors Professor of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers School of Law

Michael S. Pardo, editor
Henry Upson Sims Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law

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