Cognition of the Law: Toward a Cognitive Sociology of Law and Behavior by Luigi Cominelli
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 207 Pages | ISBN : 3319893475 | 2.64 MB
This book’s basic hypothesis – which it proposes to test with a cognitive-sociological approach – is that legal behavior, like every form of human behavior, is directed and framed by biosocial constraints that are neither entirely genetic nor exclusively cultural. As such, from a sociological perspective the law can be seen as a super-meme, that is, as a biosocial constraint that develops only in complex societies. This super-meme theory, by highlighting a fundamental distinction between defensive and assertive biases, might explain the false contradiction between law as a static and historical phenomenon, and law as a dynamic and promotional element.