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The Great Attributional Divide: How Divergent Views of Human Behavior are Shaping Legal Policy
This article, the first of a multipart series, argues that a major rift runs across many of our major policy debates based on our attributional tendencies: the less accurate dispositionist approach, which explains outcomes ...
Skeptics argue that statements about right and wrong are merely expressions of preferences. They are mistaken; values are not the same as mere preferences. When we assert preferences that affect others, we justify our ...
The Costs of Dispositionism: The Premature Demise of Situationist Law and Economics
This article was written for the 2005 Symposium: "Calabresi's Costs of Accidents: A Generation of Impact on Law and Scholarship" held at the University of Maryland Law School. Donald Gifford provided the following summary ...
Legal Academic Backlash: The Response of Legal Theorists to Situationist Insights
This article is the third of a multipart series. The first part, "The Great Attributional Divide," argues that a major rift runs across many of our major policy debates based on our attributional tendencies: the less ...
Naive Cynicism: Maintaining False Perceptions in Policy Debates
This is the second article in a multi-part series. In the first part, The Great Attributional Divide, the authors suggested that a major rift runs across many of our major policy debates based on contrasting attributional ...