Title

Interview with Professor Kent Greenfield about his book “The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits”

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

10-2011

Abstract

Professor Kent Greenfield’s newest release, The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits (Yale University Press), is a broad-reaching view of the dynamics of choice.

Greenfield’s book begins with his knowledge of law and then ranges widely, tapping areas as diverse as sociology, the study of brain activity, and religious freedoms. He draws on scholarly commentary, news reports, political research polls and his own life decisions to complete the picture of choice and its many dimensions. Examining choice and its influence on public policy and legal theory, The Myth of Choice serves as a catalyst to challenge readers to question their own choices.

Greenfield wrote the book after studying the concept of choice in the context of several seminars over the last few years at BC Law.

Greenfield is Professor of Law and Law Fund Scholar at the law school, where he teaches constitutional law and corporate law. Before coming to BC, he clerked for Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court of the United States. He blogs frequently for The Huffington Post. This is his second book, and the first for Yale University Press.