Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Old-School Rhetoric and New-School Cognitive Science: The Enduring Power of Logocentric Categories by Lucy A. Jewel
Here is a fascinating article that examines legal reasoning through the lens of cognitive science:
This article proceeds in three parts. A combination of descriptive explanation and critique, Part One provides an overview of classical legal thought structures, explains the infrastructural role this type of thinking plays in U.S. legal culture, and considers the potential for injustice when classical legal thought structures are used uncritically. Part One also draws upon the work of cognitive scientists to explain how classical legal thought patterns do not accurately represent how we really think."