Neuroimaging and responsibility assessments
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- Revista Brasileira de Politicas Publicas, 2018, 8 (2), pp. 212 - 232
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© 2018 Centro Universitario de Brasilia. All rights reserved. Could neuroimaging evidence help us to assess the degree of a person's responsibility for a crime which we know that they committed? This essay defends an affirmative answer to this question. A range of standard objections to this high-tech approach to assessing people's responsibility is considered and then set aside, but I also bring to light and then reject a novel objection-an objection which is only encountered when functional (rather than structural) neuroimaging is used to assess people's responsibility.
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