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Cultivating conscience : how good laws make good people

Author: Lynn A Stout
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Contemporary law and public policy often treat human beings as selfish creatures who respond only to punishments and rewards. Yet every day we behave unselfishly--few of us mug the elderly or steal the paper from our neighbor's yard, and many of us go out of our way to help strangers. Here, law and economics scholar Lynn Stout argues that, rather than lean on the power of greed to shape laws and human behavior, we  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn A Stout
ISBN: 9780691139951 0691139954 9781400836000 140083600X
OCLC Number: 587248996
Description: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Franco's choice --
Holmes' folly --
Blind to goodness : why we don't see conscience --
Games people play : unselfish prosocial behavior in experimental gaming --
The Jekyll/Hyde syndrome : a three-factor social model of unselfish prosocial behavior --
Origins --
My brother's keeper : the role of unselfishness in tort law --
Picking prosocial partners : the story of relational contract --
Crime, punishment, and community --
Conclusion : Chariots of the sun.
Responsibility: Lynn Stout.

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