In this lecture, an overview is provided about the standard conception of legal concepts and the way in which it can be modified in view of the paradigm known in contemporary cognitive psychology as “Embodied cognition”. In the final part of the lecture, an experiment made at the University of Bologna is presented to show how experimental methodologies in embodied cognition can be used to enrich our understanding of legal concepts.
Legal Concepts and Embodied Cognition (1)
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Rawls distinguishes between justifications of a practice and within a practice; Mackor between internal and external questions. How are these distinctions connected?
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How can the traditional view about concepts discussed in this lecture be described?
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Why is Hart a good example of a traditional view about legal concepts?
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Legal Concepts and Embodied Cognition (2)
What did the Legal Theory and Cognitive Science Lab's experiment on the internal point of view show?
What is the relationship, according to Hart, between legal expertise and the internal point of view?
Why is embodied cognition helpful in understanding the internal point of view?