Law and Evil: The Evolutionary Perspective, by Wojciech Zaluski.
3 Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 135 (2019) (book review)
2 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2020
Date Written: 2019
How refreshing it is to see someone engage in a nose-to-tail approach to interdisciplinary work the way Wojceich ZaŁuski does in Law and Evil: The Evolutionary Perspective. In just 133 pages of text, including the Introduction and Epilogue, ZaŁuski successfully attempts to “reconstruct an evolutionary view of human nature and to examine through the prism of this view two legal-philosophical problems, viz. the problem of the (historical) evolution of law and the controversy between ius-naturalists (the adherents of natural law doctrine) and legal positivists.” This is a book that begins as a work of biology, morphs into legal history, and ends as philosophy, all the while using the insights of previous chapters to the lay the foundation for successive ones.
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