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The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits

Oct 22, 2012, 12:30pm-2pm

We are fixated on the idea of choice. Our political theory is based on the consent of the governed. Our legal system is built upon the argument that people freely make choices and bear responsibility for them. And what slogan could better express the heart of our consumer culture than "Have it your way"?

In this talk, Kent Greenfield will explore unsettling questions about the choices we make. What if they are more constrained and limited than we like to think? If we have less free will than we realize, what are the implications for us as individuals and for our society?

Greenfield is a professor of law and Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of business law, constitutional law, decision making theory, legal theory and economic analysis of law. He is the past chair of the Section on Business Associations of the American Association of Law Schools. In addition, he is the author of the book The Myth of Choice, (Yale 2011).

All are invited to attend, and lunch will be served.

To RSVP, click here. Event Code: KENT


Location:2027 Osgoode Hall Law School (Faculty Common Room)
Sponsor:Osgoode Hall Law School
Posted by:Jody-Ann
Web Sitehttp://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp
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