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Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility

Nicole A. Vincent


How should neuroscience, psychology and behavioural genetics impact on 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 in this volume reject this claim and its related agenda of radical ... More

Keywords: responsibility, law, compatibilism, capacitarianism, neurolaw, neuroscience, genetics, psychology, enhancement, addiction

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199925605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole A. Vincent, editor
Macquarie Univ

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