Michigan Law Review
law and economics, norms, morality, economic order, biology, evolution
Biology | Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences
This essay discusses the legal implications of bio-behavioral underpinnings to norms, morality, and economic order. It first discusses the recent book "The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order," in which Francis Fukuyama explores the importance of evolved human nature to the reconstruction of social order and a thriving economy. It then addresses the extent to which we can usefully view law-relevant norms as products of evolutionary - as well as economic - processes.
Owen D. Jones,
On the Nature of Norms: Biology, Morality, and the Disruption of Order, 98 Michigan Law Review. 2072
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