The Mind, the Brain, and the Law

  title={The Mind, the Brain, and the Law},
  author={Thomas Nadelhoffer and Dena M. Gromet and Geoffrey P. Goodwin and Eddy A. Nahmias and Chandra Sehkar Sripada and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong},
In this chapter, we explore the potential influence that advances in neuroscience may have on legal decision makers and present the findings from some recent studies that probe folk intuitions concerning the relationships among neuroscience, agency, responsibility, and mental illness. We first familiarize the reader with some of the early research in experimental philosophy on people's intuitions about agency and responsibility. Then, we focus on a more specific issue—namely, whether people… CONTINUE READING

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