The Nature of Reasonableness

17 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2019

Date Written: June 4, 2019

Abstract

Though the notion of reasonableness dominates Anglo-American law, its meaning has been clouded by traditional conceptual analysis. This Essay argues that greater clarity can be gained by taking a scientific approach to the subject, exposing the natural foundations beneath the concept’s varied interpretations.

Keywords: Reasonableness, Fairness, Tort Law, Constitutional Law, Neuroscience, Moral Psychology, Feelings, Emotion, Cognition, Systems Science, Coordination

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Calnan, Alan, The Nature of Reasonableness (June 4, 2019). Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2019/07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3399139 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3399139

Alan Calnan (Contact Author)

Southwestern Law School ( email )

3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
(213) 738-6811 (Phone)

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