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The Sense of Justice
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The Sense of Justice
Biological Foundations of Law

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Volume: 136

April 1992 | 310 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book introduces the reader to the social and behavioural foundations for a `sense of justice' - the form of equilibrium which individuals and legal systems seek to achieve and maintain in a changing and complex world.

The contributors draw upon new discoveries and insights from the biologically-based behavioural sciences that are critical to a more informed understanding of legal phenomena, particularly those dealing with complex social and political relationships.

Roger D Masters
The Problem of Justice in Contemporary Legal Thought
 
PART ONE: LAW, BIOLOGY, AND THE SENSE OF JUSTICE
Michael T McGuire
Moralistic Aggression, Processing Mechanisms, and the Brain
The Biological Foundations of the Sense of Justice

 
Robert Frank
Emotion and the Costs of Altruism
The Economic Foundations of the Sense of Justice

 
Roger D Masters
Naturalistic Approaches to Justice in Political Philosophy and the Life Sciences
 
PART TWO: LEGAL THEORY, NATURE AND THE SENSE OF JUSTICE
Margaret Gruter
An Ethological Perspective on Law and Biology
Wolfgang Fikentscher
The Sense of Justice and the Concept of Cultural Justice
Legal Anthropology

 
Peter Strahlendorf
Traditional Legal Concepts from an Evolutionary Perspective
 
PART THREE: LEGAL PRACTICE, SOCIAL NORMS, AND THE SENSE OF JUSTICE
William H Rodgers Jr
Intuition, Altruism and Spite
Justice as Justification

 
Karen Cook and Karen Hegtvedt
Empirical Evidence of the Sense of Justice
Herbert Helmrich
An Ethological Interpretation of the Sense of Justice on the Basis of German Law
 
PART FOUR: NATURE, CULTURE, AND THE SENSE OF JUSTICE
Frans B M De Waal
The Chimpanzee's Sense of Social Regularity and its Relation to the Human Sense of Justice
William R Charlesworth
The Child's Development of the Sense of Justice
Moral Development, Resources, and Emotions

 
Lionel Tiger
The Evolution of Cultural Norms
Roger D Masters (with comments by Robert Cooter and E Donald Elliott)
Toward a More Coherent Theory of Justice

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