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Free will and the law : new perspectives

Author: Allan McCay; Michael Sevel
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Applied legal philosophy
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together many of the world's leading theorists of free will and philosophers of law to critically discuss the ground-breaking contribution of David Hodgson's libertarianism and its application to philosophy of law. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction, providing an overview of the intersection of theories of free will and philosophy of law over the last fifty years. The eleven  Read more...
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Free will and the law.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018041750
(OCoLC)1050460374
Named Person: David Hodgson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan McCay; Michael Sevel
ISBN: 9781317132974 1317132971 9781315583129 1315583127 9781317132967 1317132963 9781317132950 1317132955
OCLC Number: 1088407590
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / Allan McCay and Michael Sevel --
Making sense of libertarian free will : consciousness, science and laws of nature / Robert Kane --
Conscious gestalts, apposite responses and libertarian freedom / Laura W. Ekstrom --
Occam's shopper : the costs of plausible reasoning / Neil Levy --
The luck argument against libertarianism / Bernard Berofsky --
Frankfurt-style examples, impermissibility, and reasons-responsiveness / Ishtiyaque Haj --
How judges are free to decide cases / Michael Sevel --
Responsible agency in the criminal process / R.A. Duff --
Hodgson on retribution / Michael Louis Corrado --
Why capacity matters : is it fair to treat people like that, like that, for that? / Nicole A Vincent --
Mitigation is difficult : a moral evaluation of a mitigation practice at sentencing / Allan McCay --
David Hodgson's theory of plausible reasoning / Christopher Birch.
Series Title: Applied legal philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Allan McCay and Michael Sevel.

Abstract:

This volume brings together many of the world's leading theorists of free will and philosophers of law to critically discuss the ground-breaking contribution of David Hodgson's libertarianism and its application to philosophy of law. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction, providing an overview of the intersection of theories of free will and philosophy of law over the last fifty years. The eleven chapters collected together divide into two groups: the first five address libertarianism within the free will debate, with particular attention to Hodgson's theory, and in Part II, six contributors discuss Hodgson's libertarianism in relation to issues not often pursued by free will scholars, such as mitigation of punishment, the responsibility of judges, the nature of judicial reasoning and the criminal law process more generally. Thus the volume's importance lies not only in examining Hodgson's distinctive libertarian theory from within the free will literature, but also in considering new directions for research in applying that theory to enduring questions about legal responsibility and punishment.

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