Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

2014.05.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson, Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience, Oxford
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2014.05.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson, Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, 2013, xxviii + 240pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199812134. Reviewed by Alexander Guerrero, University of Pennsylvania This book is a clear, generally persuasive exploration of the question of how scientific evidence and methods can and should illuminate both philosophical debates and legal proceedings. Michael Pardo and Dennis Patterson are particularly concerned with the way in which neuroscientific findings and methods have been and are being used, both in philosophy and law. Because these uses -- even just within the legal context -- have been broad, their book is broad as well. They examine the use of neuroscience to bolster or undermine philosophical claims about morality, knowledge, free will and responsibility, intention, lying, deception, and. . .

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