Law and the Modern Mind

Law and the Modern Mind
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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN-10 : 9780674495531
ISBN-13 : 0674495535
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Book Synopsis Law and the Modern Mind by : Susanna L. Blumenthal

Download or read book Law and the Modern Mind written by Susanna L. Blumenthal and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Headline-grabbing murders are not the only cases in which sanity has been disputed in the American courtroom. Susanna Blumenthal traces this litigation, revealing how ideas of human consciousness, agency, and responsibility have shaped American jurisprudence as judges struggled to reconcile Enlightenment rationality with new sciences of the mind.


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