jurisprudence



Benjamin Bestgen: The right to my opinion (Free Speech I)

Benjamin Bestgen takes a timeous look at freedom of expression. See his last primer, on marriage, here.

Published 16 September 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Punishing companies

Benjamin Bestgen examines the available options for punishing companies and questions whether our current laws are appropriate.

Published 2 September 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Moral companies?

Benjamin Bestgen this week considers the moral obligations of companies. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 26 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Animal rights

Benjamin Bestgen discusses the rights of animals in his latest jurisprudential primer. See last week's here.

Published 19 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Statistics and law

Benjamin Bestgen considers the pitfalls of statistics in his latest jurisprudential primer. See last week's here.

Published 12 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Neurolaw – mental integrity and psychological continuity

In his latest jurisprudential primer, the third on neurolaw, Benjamin Bestgen details more technologies on the horizon which the law will have to get to grips with, including 'brainhacking' and 'memory engineering'.

Published 5 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Neurolaw – mental privacy

Benjamin Bestgen considers 'mind-reading' technology and the law in his latest jurisprudential primer. Read the last one here.

Published 29 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Neurolaw – cognitive liberty

In the first of his 'neurolaw' articles, Benjamin Bestgen looks at how the law might accommodate advances in cognitive technology. See his last primer here. 

Published 22 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Death penalty revisited

Benjamin Bestgen discusses the death penalty in this week's jurisprudential primer. See his last one here.

Published 15 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Twenty-first century lie detection – part two

In part two of his primer on lie-detection, Benjamin Bestgen tells us what actually works. See part one here.

Published 8 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: 21st century lie detection – part one

Benjamin Bestgen gives us the truth about methods of lie detection. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 1 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Predicting crime

Predictive policing is no longer just science fiction, as Benjamin Bestgen explains. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 24 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Feminist legal philosophy

Benjamin Bestgen gives readers an introduction to feminist legal philosophy in his latest primer. See his last one here.

Published 17 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Lies, damn lies…

Having thought about truth, Benjamin Bestgen now considers lies. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 10 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Nootropical law

In the tenth in his series on jurisprudential primers, Benjamin Bestgen looks at how the law might handle cognitive enhancements as new drugs are developed and our perceptions change.

Published 3 June 2020