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Professor Oliver R Goodenough

Oliver R. Goodenough's teaching, research and writing bridge law, behavioral biology, neuroscience, business and economics. He is currently a Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School, a Research Fellow of the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth?s Thayer School of Engineering. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Zoology Department at the University of Cambridge, a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Visiting Professor at the Neurological Department of the Charite Medical School of Humboldt University in Berlin. In the past few years, he has been the co-organizer of a Gruter Institute initiative on the role of values in economic life, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Its findings are available in working paper form through SSRN and will be published by Princeton University Press in 2008 under the title Moral Markets. With Semir Zeki, he edited a 2004 special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society devoted to Law and the Brain, subsequently reprinted under that title by Oxford University Press. He is co-author of This Business of Television, now in its third edition, and is a regular opinion page contributor to New England newspapers. His shorter works include articles and chapters on intellectual property, the evolution of culture and of commitment, and, with Richard Dawkins, a report in Nature on chain letters as evolving 'mind viruses' (ogoodenough@vermontlaw.edu).