Hate Speech, Volition, and Neurology

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 1-4, 2015, DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsv058

4 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2015 Last revised: 14 Jun 2016

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Alexandra Roginsky

Centegra Health System - Department of Surgery

Alexander Tsesis

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Date Written: December 15, 2015

Abstract

This is a peer review essay of Gail B. Murrow and Richard Murrow, A Hypothetical Neurological Association between Dehumanization and Human Rights Abuses, J. Law & BIOSCI. (2015).

In our essay we agree with the authors' arguments demonstrating the harmful effects of hate speech. We find their arguments to be erudite, and deeply thought out. However, their scientific premises rely on significant extrapolations from neurological theories on manifold human behavior that weaken overall analysis. Neurological reactions to hate speech are less informative than sociological ones demonstrating the manifold motivations behind dehumanizing rhetoric.

Keywords: Neuroscience, Hate Speech, Neurology, Mirror Neurons, Sociology of Hate

Suggested Citation

Roginsky, Alexandra and Tsesis, Alexander, Hate Speech, Volition, and Neurology (December 15, 2015). Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 1-4, 2015, DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsv058. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2704150

Alexandra Roginsky (Contact Author)

Centegra Health System - Department of Surgery ( email )

McHenry, IL

Alexander Tsesis

Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )

25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-915-7929 (Phone)

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