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Willful Ignorance in Law and Morality

Sarch, Alexander (2018) Willful Ignorance in Law and Morality Philosophy Compass, 13 (5), e12490.

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Abstract

This article introduces the main conceptual and normative questions about willful ignorance. Section I asks what willful ignorance is, while Section II asks why—and how much—it merits moral or legal condemnation. My approach is to critically examine the criminal law’s view of willful ignorance. Doing so not only reveals the range of positions one might take about the phenomenon, but also sheds light on foundational questions about the nature of culpability and the relation between law and morality.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sarch, Alexandera.sarch@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 8 March 2018
Identification Number : 10.1111/phc3.12490
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The Author(s) Philosophy Compass © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 15 Jan 2018 13:06
Last Modified : 18 May 2018 10:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845611

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