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Published: 05 February 2013

408 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199925605

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Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility

Edited by Nicole A Vincent

Oxford Series in Neuroscience, Law, and Philosophy

  • Provides a thoroughly compatibilist approach to integrating recent findings as well as techniques and technologies derived from the mind sciences into legal responsibility adjudication rather than just moral responsibility
  • Essays written by legally trained authors and empirical researchers rather than just from philosophers
  • includes both theoretical discussions that will appeal to philosophically-minded readers, as well as practical topics and advice about how recent advances bear on the responsibility of drug addicts, psychopaths, those whose minds have been manipulated through direct brain interventions, and cognitive enhancement
  • branches out beyond the usual focus on criminal responsibility so prominent in the neurolaw literature to also examine the impact of the mind sciences on negligence and medical competence
  • a truly international group of authors reflecting perspective from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Germany and The Netherlands

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