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The Resource Philosophical foundations of neurolaw, Martin Roth

Philosophical foundations of neurolaw, Martin Roth

Label
Philosophical foundations of neurolaw
Title
Philosophical foundations of neurolaw
Statement of responsibility
Martin Roth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As neuroscience continues to reveal the biological basis of human thought and behavior, what impact will this have on legal theory and practice? The emerging field of neurolaw seeks to address this question, but doing so adequately requires confronting difficult philosophical issues surrounding the nature of mind, free will, rationality, and responsibility. [This book] claims that the central philosophical issue facing neurolaw is whether we can reconcile the conception of ourselves as free, rational, and responsible agents with the conception of ourselves as complex bio-chemical machines. [The author] argues that we can reconcile these conceptions. To show this, [the author] develops and defends an account of free will that identifies free will with the capacity to respond to rational demands, and he argues that this capacity is at the foundation of our thinking about responsibility. [The author] also shows how the mind sciences can explain this capacity, thus revealing that a purely physical system can have the kind of free will that is relevant to responsible agency. Along the way, [the author] critiques a number of arguments that purport to show that the kind of reconciliation provided is not possible. [The author] concludes that though we should rethink our legal system in important ways, both in light of his account of free will and what neuroscience is poised to reveal, neuroscience does not threaten the law{u2019}s core commitment to responsible agency."--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Martin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Neurosciences
  • Law
  • Law (Philosophical concept)
  • Law (Philosophical concept)
  • Law
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Neurosciences
Label
Philosophical foundations of neurolaw, Martin Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two images -- Fusion confusion -- Spiderman, doing whatever a spider can -- What a stupid I am! -- Dasein design -- Fusion finalized -- Bad brains -- MRIs are watching you -- Does the legal system have a diminished capacity? -- Court cases and legal doctrine
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781498539661
Lccn
2017044081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1004849093
Label
Philosophical foundations of neurolaw, Martin Roth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two images -- Fusion confusion -- Spiderman, doing whatever a spider can -- What a stupid I am! -- Dasein design -- Fusion finalized -- Bad brains -- MRIs are watching you -- Does the legal system have a diminished capacity? -- Court cases and legal doctrine
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781498539661
Lccn
2017044081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1004849093

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