Archive for April, 2012

20/04/2012

Neuroscientific approach to third party punishment.

Recenty, via Vanderbilt University research news site, some news about neuroscientifical approach to the third part punishment issue was published. As we can read:

In a paper published online on April 15 by the journal Nature Neuroscience, a pair of neuroscientists from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities has proposed the first neurobiological model for third-party punishment. It outlines a collection of potential cognitive and brain processes that evolutionary pressures could have re-purposed to make this behavior possible.

The whole news along with the link to the paper is here.

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08/04/2012

Minicourse on Legal Argumentation by H. Prakken.

Our offer for Easter is Minicourse on Legal Argumentation held by University of Groningen:

Course description:

Being able to argue is an essential skill of both legal scholars and legal practicitioners. This part of the course aims to provide the student insight into theoretical accounts of the structure of rational legal argumentation, as well as practical skills to analyse the argumentation structure of a given legal text, to assess the quality of legal arguments and to give a clear logical structuree to one’s own argumentative texts.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • The structure of arguments
  • Argument and counterargument
  • Legal argumentation schemes
  • Assessing the quality of legal arguments

Course website: HERE

 

Happy Easter Biolawgy Readers!

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