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    Post: New Book: Law and Human Behavior

    Posted by Scott Fruehwald on 8/20/11

    Law and Human Behavior: A Study in Behavioral Biology,
    Neuroscience, and the Law by Edwin Scott Fruehwald
    Vandeplas 2011)at
    Behavioral-Neuroscience/dp/160042144X .

    Behavioral biology and neuroscience are the next frontiers
    for legal thought. In the next few years, behavioral
    biology and neuroscience will become as important for the
    analysis of law as economics has been for the last several
    decades. In this book (Vandeplas 2011), Professor Fruehwald
    presents the general principles of behavioral biology and
    neuroscience, then he applies these principles to topics in
    the law. He believes that there was a nascent legal system
    on the savannah, where innate behavioral rules were
    enforced by devices such as force, reputation, and
    ostracism. Among the topics he explores are the use of
    behavioral biology and neuroscience to critique postmodern
    legal thought, reciprocal altruism as the basis for
    contract, a biological basis of rights, and how behavioral
    biology can be used to analyze constitutional cases. He
    concludes by showing why it is important to base law on a
    correct view of human nature.

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