Tag: compatibilism

Discerning Madness from Badness

In two days I’ll be at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Moral Responsibility conference in Orem, UT, organized by Chris Weigel. The program is brimming with fascinating talk titles and topics including “Moral Enhancement” by Adina Roskies, “Addiction, Fallibility and Responsibility”

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Reading Vincent

My Ph.D. student Stephanie Hare – a.k.a. @neuroSteph on twitter – is every kind of awesome. Steph’s awesome for many reasons, but what prompted this particular instance of my gushing of praise is that, despite having lots on her plate

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“A Compatibilist Theory of Legal Responsibility” (forthcoming)

I just heard that my article A Compatibilist Theory of Legal Responsibility (CTLR) has been accepted for publication (subject to minor changes) in Criminal Law and Philosophy. This article is particularly dear to me because it’s actually an embryonic version

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Compatibilism, Capacities and Mechanisms

The interwebs failed today. Miserably. On four separate occasions, from four different email accounts, hosted by different institutions, I tried to send the abstract shown below (originally entitled Compatibilism with mechanisms sans capacities) to @ranilillanjum for her awesome conference “The

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What do you mean “capacity”?!

Last week I was in Philadelphia at the Law and Neuroscience: State of the Art conference organised by Dennis Patterson from Rutgers and EUI. The conference lineup was fantastic – it included Debbie Denno, Adam Kolber, Michael Moore, John Mikhail,

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Abstract for my forthcoming book

I just finished writing the abstract for my forthcoming edited volume with OUP entitled “Neuroscience and Legal Responsibility”, and here’s the result: How should neuroscience, psychology and behavioural genetics impact on legal responsibility practices? Recent findings from these fields are

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