Spitzer’s Cheating Heart. Or Hormonal Brain. Or Misunderstood Situation.

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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3 Responses

  1. sharon says:

    I counter your Hank Williams with Tanya Tucker’s “Stand By Your Man”, which still continues to be the mantra for women, as they must behave in the “appropriate” way before the public, no matter how humiliating, when their “men” have cheated.

  2. Frank says:

    These lines of thought sometimes worry me; “to explain all is to forgive all”?

  3. Jonathan says:

    In Book 8 of his Confessions, St. Augustine noted this about his own concupiscence:

    I was bound not by an iron imposed by anyone else but by the iron of my own choice. The enemy had a grip on my will and so made a chain for me to hold me a prisoner. The consequence of a distorted will is passion. By servitude to passion, habit is formed, and habit to which there is no resistance becomes a compulsion. By these links, as it were, connected one to another (hence my term a chain), a harsh bondage held me under restraint.