The Biology of Possession: A Brief Response to Barros

3 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2010 Last revised: 11 Jul 2013

Jeffrey Evans Stake

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: September 2010

Abstract

In Human Behavior, Evolution, and the Law: The Case of the Biology of Possession, D. Benjamin Barros criticizes my 2004 article, The property ‘instinct’. I disagree with his argument and his characterization of my argument, as well as his conclusions. In this four-paragraph comment, I respond to his argument that prior possession differs from current possession and attempt to clarify my position on two of the points I made in my article.

Keywords: law and evolution, law and biology, property, possession, human behavior

Suggested Citation

Stake, Jeffrey Evans, The Biology of Possession: A Brief Response to Barros (September 2010). Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 177. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1686042 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1686042

Jeffrey Evans Stake (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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