Legal Theory

Work in this area centers on the evolution of law from explanatory as well as normative viewpoints. The explanatory work focuses on a general theory of the nature and evolution of law in high complexity societies. Normatively, projects in this are area offer a vision for the future of law that connects legal evolution to that of human endowments to reason, normativize, love, create, judge, communicate, play, hope, plan, and enthrall. Linking these two powerful vectors in human history – law and human endowments – the work moves from a novel reconstruction of the past of law and legal thought to imagining their future.

The Spirit of Brazilian Law: Rise and Maturity (pre-print)

The Great Alliance: History, Reason, and Will in Modern Law

Institutional Conditions of Contemporary Legal Thought

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