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Science and the Person: A Complacent Reflection


Steven Douglas Smith


University of San Diego School of Law

November 9, 2012

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-100

Abstract:     
This short essay, written to be presented at a conference at William and Mary on “Law and Human Agency,” argues that developments in neuroscience, however impressive and valuable, do not negate or seriously threaten either the traditional philosophical debates about the “mind-body problem,” free will, or personal identity or the “everyday view of the person” that is assumed in law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: science, neuroscience, agency, personhood, jurisprudence, philosophy of law

JEL Classification: K10, K39

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Date posted: November 21, 2012  

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Smith, Steven Douglas, Science and the Person: A Complacent Reflection (November 9, 2012). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 12-100. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2179155

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