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Law and the Modern Mind

Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture

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$59.00 • £51.95 • €53.95

ISBN 9780674048935

Publication Date: 02/22/2016


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Testimony of Consciousness
    • 1. Common Sense and Common Law
    • 2. The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity
  • Part II. The Mind in Issue
    • 3. Unnatural Dispositions
    • 4. The Eccentricity of the Will
    • 5. Speculative Mania in the Age of Contract
    • 6. The Consideration of Love
    • 7. The Responsible Originator
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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