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Neurolaw. A New Paradigm in Legal Philosophy
Neurolaw. A New Paradigm in Legal Philosophy

Author(s): Radosław Zyzik
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: law; philosophy of law; law and biology; biojurisprudence; legal ethics;

Summary/Abstract: The main goal of this work is to present the issues connected with a new field of interdisciplinary study – neurolaw. Neurolaw is an emerging field that focuses on the potential for neuroscientific achievements to infl uence legal science. The structure of argumentation will be as follows: firstly, I will discuss some metatheoretical questions before presenting some of the practical and philosophical consequences of the applications of new science to legal reality. One of the goals of this work will be to demonstrate that changes in legal philosophy are strongly connected with the practical side of legal science and, conversely, when we modify legal practice through neuroscientifi c achievements it has an impact on legal theory and philosophy. This is especially so when it comes to philosophical issues since it may change our understanding (or manner of interpretation) of basic legal principles.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 125-134
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English