Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility


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How should neuroscience, psychology and behavioral genetics impact legal responsibility practices? Recent findings from these fields are sometimes claimed to threaten the moral foundations of legal responsibility practices by revealing that determinism, or something like it, is true. On this account legal responsibility practices should be abolished because there is no room for such outmoded fictions as responsibility in an enlightened and scientifically-informed approach to the regulation of society. However, the chapters ...

Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility 2014, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780199925605