This week on Up Close, when we examine what’s controlling us, we find different sources of authority.
In the realm of the mind, new science reveals that our brain is making decisions before we’re even consciously aware of them. The conflict and interaction between our theory of the mind and what science is discovering is explored by journalist Casey Schwartz in In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis.
And then, the realm of the law includes many citations of a higher authority. But who establishes that authority, and how? Yale University Christine Hayes examines that question with What’s Divine About Divine Law?: Early Perspectives.
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