Law and Mind conference 2: Legal Intuition

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018 All day
Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University
Address: Larisch Palace, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University (ul. Bracka 12, 31-005 Kraków)

The second Law and Mind conference will be devoted to the role of intuition in law, understood broadly. The notion of legal intuition and question of the role of “hunch” in legal reasoning and judgement is a very fruitful area where legal studies, cognitive science, evolutionary biology and empirical psychology meet.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers dealing with the empirical (neuroscientific, psychological, etc.) aspects of intuition and intuitive decision making, as well as philosophers and legal theorists aiming at analysis of the concepts such as intuition, insight, “hunch” and the role they play in political, moral and legal discourse

Call For Papers
Abstract submission: 30 October, 2018
Paper acceptance: 5 November, 2018
The conference will cover the following topics (though papers on other related topics are also welcome):

– Neuroscience and psychology of reasoning and decision-making
– Heuristics and biases in legal decision-making
– Frameworks for moral, ethical, and legal reasoning
– Case studies showing ambiguities in moral and legal decision making
– The role of insight in problem solving and decision-making
– Conscious and unconscious decision-making
– Intuition and language
– Intuition and imagination
– Hermeneutics and cognitive science
– Moral intuitions and the Law
– Ecological rationality and the Law
– Algorithmic complexity and legal contexts
– Expert intuition

Authors are invited to submit abstracts (1000 words) plus the references, prepared for blind review.
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