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Minds, Brains and Desert: On the relevance of neuroscience for retributive punishment


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Title: Minds, Brains and Desert: On the relevance of neuroscience for retributive punishment
Authors: Stråge, Alva
E-mail: alva.strage@gu.se
alvastrage@gmail.com
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2019
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science ; Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Date of Defence: 2019-09-20
Disputation: Fredagen den 20 september 2019, kl 13.15. T302, Olof Wijksgatan 6.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia
35
Keywords: Desert
Responsibility
Philosophy of Mind
Neurolaw
Retributivism
Folk Psychology
Folk Morality
Abstract: It is a common idea, and an element in many legal systems, that people can deserve punishment when they commit criminal (or immoral) actions. A standard philosophical objection to this retributivist idea about punishment is that if human choices and actions are determined by previous events and the laws of nature, then we are not free in the sense required to be morally responsible for our actions, and therefore cannot deserve blame or punishment. It has recently been suggested that this argumen... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-530-4 (print)
978-91-7346-531-1 (digital)
ISSN: 0283-2380
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/60338
Appears in Collections:Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori

 

 

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