The moral conflict of law and neuroscience

Alces, Peter A. author
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  • Creator Peter A. Alces
  • Format Books
  • Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 377 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780226513362, 022651336X, 9780226513539, 022651353X, 9780226513676
  • OCLC ocn988749654


  • "New insights offered by neuroscience have provoked discussions of the nature of human agency and responsibility. Alces draws on neuroscience to explore the internal contradictions of legal doctrines, and consider what would be involved in constructing novel legal regimes based on emerging understandings of human capacities and characteristics not only in criminal law but in contract and tort law."--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Contours of the conflict -- Neuroscience and criminal law doctrine -- Neuroscience and criminal law theory -- Neuroscience and tort law doctrine -- Neuroscience and tort law theory -- Neuroscience and contract law doctrine -- Neuroscience and contract law theory -- An age of realization