Relating Neuroscience to Responsibility: Comments on Hirstein, Sifferd, and Fagan’s Responsible Brains

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Abstract

The article explores the agreements and disagreements between the author and the authors of Responsible Brains on howneuroscience relates to moral responsibility. The agreements are fundamental: neuroscience is not the harbinger of revolutionary revision of our views ofwhen persons are morally responsible for the harms that they cause. The disagreements are in the details of what is needed for neuroscience to be the helper(rather than the challeger) of the moral sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Ability
  • Compatibilism
  • Consciousness
  • Determinism
  • Neuroscience
  • Physicalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Law

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