Beyond Legal Minds

Sex, Social Violence, Systems, Methods, Possibilities


In this book, William Brant uncovers social causes of violence, in search of reductive measures. Multiple legal systems are explored as reducers and implementers of violence and threats, especially criminal justice systems. War, propagandizing, power, corporate and governmental involvement in social domination, statehood, dangerous ideologies, and tribal sexual domination are explored in many cultures. Various levels and methods are given for observing, measuring and analyzing how people think and behave regarding the law, including examples of comedy. A theoretical chapter presents legal theory in relation to conceptions of possibility and misconceptions. These ideas are applied to judiciaries, which expose winning strategies for lawyers’ desired verdicts. Dr. Brant accounts for the interconnections between sexual selection, legal systems and wars.
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Biographical Note

William Allen Brant, Ph.D. (2011), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, is co-founder and director of Ethical Conflict Consulting, a nonprofit organization that solves work-related problems with professional ethics. He is a martial artist, traveler and musician.

Table of contents

List of Figures

1 Relations of law
 1 Understanding the Social Importance of Legal Systems
 2 Legal Systems as Crucial Parts of Real Statehood and Theoretic Minimal States
 3 Sociological Imaginations and Dangerous Legal Ideologies
 4 Mass Media Broadcasts of Social Events: Security with Systems

2 Incomprehensiveness of Just Legality and Illegality
 1 Ideological Confusion about Legal Systems Disregarding Alegality and Fraud
 2 Comparative Legal Studies: Western Influences on Islamic Systems
 3 The Concept of Alegality for Comparative Legal Studies and Rights
 4 Ideologies without Concepts of Alegality May Fail to Conceive of Indifference
 5 The Logical Structure of Legalization: Gradations of Legality
 6 The Significance of Mental States and Ideology
 7 Intersubjectivity: Nationhood, Law, Politics, and Economics
 8 Ideologies: Legality, Alegality, and Illegality, Despite Social Acceptability

3 Levels of Analyses of Law and Methods
 1 Integrative Levels: Classification Systems for Knowledge Organization and Law
 2 Methodological Concerns Regarding Legal Research
 3 Autobiographical, Biographical, and Historical and Sociological Ways of Thinking about Law
 4 Psychological Levels of Analysis: Situations of Law Enforcement
 5 Sociological Levels of Analysis: Legal Systems as Changing Sets of Communications
 6 Chemical and Neurobiological Levels of Analysis: Aspects of Law
 7 Logical Levels of Analysis: Philosophy of Law
 8 Historical Levels of Analysis: Philosophy of Law
 9 History of Philosophy and History of Philosophy of Law: System and Problem-thinking
 10 Dual Roles of Historical Occurrences
 11 Comedic Levels of Analysis of Law: Laughableness, Booing, and Applause
 12 Measurements and Observations Concerning the Comedic Level of Analysis of Law

4 Psychosociological Relations of Law
 1 Leadership Characterizes Successful Terrorizers as “Cowards”: Upsides and Downsides
 2 Ways and Reasons of Propagandizing for the Retaliatory Society: Brave Heroes versus Villainous Cowards
 3 Real Phenomena: Energy as Legal, Alegal and Illegal Forms of Power
 4 Soft Power and Hard Power
 5 Psychosociological Analyses Concerning Law: Reasons for Greater Fears
 6 Moral Psychology: Problems Concerning Models’ Combinations of Multi-Leveled Observations
 7 Introduction to Moral Psychology
 8 Social Intuitionism’s Role in Moral Psychology
 9 Moral Judgment and Action Requires Attention, Intention, Memory Capacity, and “Being in Control”
 10 Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism
 11 Duty Ethics: Deontology
 12 The Social Intuitionist Model Describes “Out-of-Control” Moral Decisions
 13 Disbelief in Free Will and Dangers and Influences of Social Intuitionist Models May Reduce Feelings of Moral Responsibility

5 Comprehensive Conceptions of Possibility: Legal Theory
 1 Modal Theory and Possibility Theory: Social Implications
 2 Presumptions Concerning the Critique of the Concepts of Possibility
 3 Inclusive Disjunctive Possibility: Possibility as an Indifferent, Abstract, and Broad Conception
 4 Possibility and Impossibility in relation to Logicality, Physicality, and Law
 5 An Application of the Concepts of Physicality, Logicality, and Modalities for Courts of Law
 6 Coincidence as Inessentiality or Accidence: Abstract Concepts and Particulars
 7 The Starting Point of Legal Studies: Reality’s Givenness, Theoretic Doubt of the Real World, and Theoretic Consideration of Multiple Possible Worlds
 8 The Concept of Metaphysical Possibility: Inclusive Disjunction and Possibility Concerning Metaphysic Content
 9 Real Possibility: Requiring Real Fulfillment and More Exclusive Disjunctions
 10 Contradictoriness for Real Possibility and Logical Possibility: Exclusive and Inclusive Disjunction and Legal Maxims
 11 Real Possibility: Supporting Arguments, Historic Origins and Law
 12 Recollective Possibility: Expectation and Recognition of the (Un)Real via Possibilistic rather than Probabilistic Cognitions and Knowledge
 13 Methodological Problems for the Conceptions of Possibility
 14 Synopsis and Future Directions of Research: Possibility Theory for Law

6 The F-Problem
 1 The Economic Problem, the F-Problem, and Human Overpopulation
 2 Legal Encouragement and Discouragement of Fertilization and Corporate Impacts on the Planet
 3 The F-problem, Eugenics, and Misconceptions about Human Sexual Reproduction
 4 Violence Directed toward Intersexuals, Transsexuals, and Non-heterosexuals as a Form of Social Dominance
 5 Opposing Concepts of Human Generation: Importance of Adolescent Pregnancies
 6 Increasing the Number of Competitors for Resources Increases Amounts of Competition
 7 Victimizations and Contributing to the Disorganizations of Societal Systems
 8 Relations of the F-Problem to Victimization as a Form of Theft
 9 War as an F-Problem and Peace: Sexual Selection and Rites
 10 Conclusion


All interested in legal philosophy, sociology and psychology of law, violence and dominance, sexual selection, victimology and jurisprudence and anyone concerned with modal, possibility and decision-making theories.


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