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Published: 24 May 2012

220 Pages


ISBN: 9780199914098

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Law and the Limits of Reason

Adrian Vermeule

  • Now in paperback, Vermeule provides for scholars and students an invaluable discourse on how the legal and political system is limited by the processing capacity of the brain, by errors arising from cognitive heuristics, by the intrinsic costs of information, and sometimes by emotions.
  • Questions what's behind the curtain of "settled practices" or "legal rules" and asks to what extent are these in fact a constellation of less-than-rational judgments?
  • Provides a signal contribution to one of the hottest topics in contemporary democratic theory, "epistemic democracy."

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