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Minds, Brains, and Norms

Pardo, Michael S. and Patterson, Dennis (2010) Minds, Brains, and Norms Neuroethics, 4 (3). pp. 179-190.

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Arguments for the importance of neuroscience reach across many disciplines. Advocates of neuroscience have made wide-ranging claims for neuroscience in the realms of ethics, value, and law. In law, for example, many scholars have argued for an increased role for neuroscientific evidence in the assessment of criminal responsibility. In this article, we take up claims for the explanatory role of neuroscience in matters of morals and law. Drawing on our previous work together, we assess the cogency of neuroscientific explanations of three issues that arise in these domains: rule-following, interpretation, and knowledge. We critique these explanations and in general challenge claims as to the efficacy of the neuroscientific accounts.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Pardo, Michael S.
Date : 19 June 2010
DOI : 10.1007/s12152-010-9082-4
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords : Rule-following Interpretation Knowledge Ethics Morals Mens rea Insanity Lie detection Deception
Depositing User : Karen Garland
Date Deposited : 12 Dec 2017 10:00
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:05

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