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More on the Conceptual and the Empirical: Misunderstandings, Clarifications, and Replies

Pardo, Michael S. and Patterson, Dennis (2010) More on the Conceptual and the Empirical: Misunderstandings, Clarifications, and Replies Neuroethics, 4 (3). pp. 215-222.

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At the invitation of the Editors, we wrote an article (entitled, “Minds, Brains, and Norms”) detailing our views on a variety of claims by those arguing for the explanatory power of neuroscience in matters of law and ethics. The Editors invited comments on our article from four distinguished academics (Walter Glannon, Carl Craver, Sarah Robins, and Thomas Nadelhoffer) and invited our reply to their critique of our views. In this reply to our commentators, we correct some potential misunderstandings of our views and further clarify our positions with discussions of the conceptual-empirical distinction, rule-following, explanations at the personal and subpersonal levels, memory, and lie detection. Although we acknowledge many of the criticisms advanced by our distinguished colleagues, we conclude that, in several important respects, their criticisms confirm the points made in our original article.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Pardo, Michael S.
Date : 16 June 2010
DOI : 10.1007/s12152-010-9083-3
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords : Neuroscience Mind Brain Conceptual Empirical Rule-following Subpersonal facts Lie detection Deception
Depositing User : Karen Garland
Date Deposited : 12 Dec 2017 10:02
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:05

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