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Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility


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Chapter 1 ; Introduction ; Nicole A. Vincent ; Chapter 2 ; Criminal Common Law Compatibilism ; Stephen J. Morse ; Chapter 3 ; What can neurosciences say about responsibility? Taking the distinction between theoretical and practical reason seriously ; Anne Ruth Mackor ; Chapter 4 ; Irrationality, mental capacities and neuroscience ; Jillian Craigie and Alicia Coram ; Chapter 5 ; Skepticism Concerning Human Agency: Sciences of the Self vs. 'Voluntariness' in the Law ; Paul Sheldon Davies ; Chapter 6 ; The Implications of Heuristics and Biases Research on Moral and Legal Responsibility: A Case Against the Reasonable Person Standard ; Leora Dahan-Katz ; Chapter 7 ; Moral Responsibility and Consciousness: Two Challenges, One Solution ; Neil Levy ; Chapter 8 ; Translating Scientific Evidence into the Language of the 'Folk': Executive Function as Capacity-Responsibility ; Katrina L. Sifferd ; Chapter 9 ; Neuroscience, deviant appetites and the criminal law ; Colin Gavaghan ; Chapter 10 ; Is Psychopathy a Mental Disease? ; Thomas Nadelhoffer & Walter Sinnott-Armstrong ; Chapter 11 ; Addiction, choice, and disease: How voluntary is voluntary action in addiction? ; Jeanette Kennett ; Chapter 12 ; How may neuroscience affect the way that the criminal courts deal with addicted offenders? ; Wayne Hall & Adrian Carter ; Chapter 13 ; Enhancing Responsibility ; Nicole A. Vincent ; Chapter 14 ; Guilty Minds in Washed Brains? ; Manipulation Cases, Excuses and the Normative Prerequisites of Liberal Legal Orders ; Christoph Bublitz & Reinhard Merkel

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Research Fellow, Philosophy, Macquarie University Australia and Chief Investigator of the Enhancing Responsibility Project based at Delft University of Technology

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