Kevin Tobia

Georgetown University Law Center

Associate Professor of Law

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/kevin-tobia/

Georgetown University - Department of Philosophy

Affiliated Faculty

37th and O Streets, N.W.

Washington, DC 20007

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Personal Identity

Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology (Oxford University Press, Manuel Vargas and John Doris eds., 2022)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 12 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
David Shoemaker and Kevin Tobia
Independent and Georgetown University Law Center
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personal identity, the self, Psychological View, animalism, Anthropological View, humanism, moral psychology

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Moral Intuitions: Are Philosophers Experts?

Philosophical Psychology, 26(5): 629-638
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2013
Kevin Tobia, Wesley Buckwalter and Stephen Stich
Georgetown University Law Center, University of Waterloo - Department of Philosophy and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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intuition, expertise defense, actor-observer bias

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Testing Ordinary Meaning

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 134, 2020
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 06 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2020
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,201 (24,507)
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legal interpretation, law and language, contracts, statutory interpretation, legal theory, legal philosophy, experimental jurisprudence, empirical legal studies, formalism, textualism, dictionaries, corpus linguistics

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Experimental Jurisprudence

89 University of Chicago Law Review 735 (2022)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 11 May 2022 Last Revised: 12 May 2022
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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experimental jurisprudence, experimental philosophy, legal theory, legal philosophy, jurisprudence

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Statutory Interpretation from the Outside

122 Columbia Law Review 213 (2022)
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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ordinary meaning, legislation, statutory interpretation, experimental jurisprudence, textualism

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Experimental Philosophy and the Philosophical Tradition

Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy, edited by Wesley Buckwalter & Justin Sytsma (2016)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 31 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2020
Stephen Stich and Kevin Tobia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Georgetown University Law Center
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experimental philosophy

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How People Judge What Is Reasonable

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 70, 293-359 (2018)
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2018
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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reasonable, reasonableness, reasonable person, legal theory, negligence, tort

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Unmasking Textualism: Linguistic Misunderstanding in the Transit Mask Order Case and Beyond

Columbia Law Review Forum, Volume 123 (2022, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 May 2022 Last Revised: 16 May 2022
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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ordinary meaning, textualism, statutory interpretation, mask order, COVID-19

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Having Your Day in Robot Court

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-20, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2021/020
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 May 2021 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2022
The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law, ETH Zurich and Georgetown University Law Center
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artificial intelligence, procedural justice, courts, judges, algorithms

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Review of 'Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap between Us and Them' by Joshua Greene

Philosophical Psychology (2013)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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The Folk Theory of Well-Being

forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Volume 5
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2022
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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well-being, happiness, hedonism, preferentism, good life

12.

Law and the Cognitive Science of Ordinary Concepts

Law and Mind: A Survey of Law and the Cognitive Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2021
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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experimental philosophy, experimental jurisprudence, law, psychology, concepts, philosophy

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Personal Identity and the Phineas Gage Effect

Analysis, Vol. 75 (2015)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 May 2015 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2021
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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personal identity, Phineas Gage

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Ordinary Meaning and Ordinary People

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 171, 2023
Number of pages: 114 Posted: 04 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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legal interpretation, textualism, ordinary meaning, experimental jurisprudence

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Legal Concepts and Legal Expertise

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Apr 2020
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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legal theory, jurisprudence, torts, intentional action, experimental philosophy, experimental jurisprudence

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Two Types of Empirical Textualism

82 Brooklyn Law Review 461 (2021)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia and John Mikhail
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
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Textualism, Originalism, Bostock, Statutory Interpretation, Legal Interpretation, Experimental Jurisprudence

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Water Is and Is Not H2O

Mind & Language, Volume 35, 183-208 (2020)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia, George Newman and Joshua Knobe
Georgetown University Law Center, Yale School of Management and Yale University
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Concepts, essence, essentialism, natural kinds, experimental philosophy, Twin Earth

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The Corpus and the Courts

University of Chicago Law Review Online (2021)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Mar 2021
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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Experimental Philosophy's Challenge to the 'Great Tradition'

Analytica: Revista de Filosofia, Volume 20, 9-40 (2016)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Stephen Stich and Kevin Tobia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Georgetown University Law Center
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experimental philosophy

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Progressive Textualism

Georgetown Law Journal 110, 2022 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Jun 2022
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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textualism, statutory interpretation, ordinary meaning, experimental jurisprudence

21.

Dimensions of Mind in Semantic Space

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2021
Elliott Ash, Dominik Stammbach and Kevin Tobia
ETH Zürich, ETH Zürich and Georgetown University Law Center
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dimensions of mind, personhood, person, mind, NLP, agency, patiency, gender

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Disparate Statistics

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 126, No. 8, 2017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 May 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2017
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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Disparate Impact, Statistics, Evidence, Significance, Statistical Significance, Practical Significance

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Are There Cross-Cultural Legal Principles? Modal Reasoning Uncovers Procedural Constraints on Law

Cognitive Science, Volume 45 (2021)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Department of Philosophy I, University of Granadaaffiliation not provided to SSRN, Georgetown University Law Center, Yale Universityaffiliation not provided to SSRN, Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology, Independent, University of Zurich, Independent, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics; Jagiellonian University, Independent, University of Silesia in Katowice, Independent, Vilnius University - Faculty of Law, University College London - Department of Experimental Psychology, Affective Brain Lab, Independent, Independent and PUC-Rio
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Dueling Dictionaries and Clashing Corpora

Duke Law Journal Online (2022)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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Does Religious Belief Impact Philosophical Analysis?

Religion, Brain & Behavior (2016)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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intuition, religion, religious belief, ontological argument, modal ontological argument

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Coordination Favors Legal Textualism by Suppressing Moral Valuation

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Nov 2021
Department of Philosophy I, University of Granadaaffiliation not provided to SSRN, Georgetown University Law Center, Yale Universityaffiliation not provided to SSRN, PUC-Rio, University of Zurich, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics; Jagiellonian University, Independent, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Yale Law School, Independent, University of Silesia in Katowice, Vilnius University - Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, University College London - Department of Experimental Psychology, Affective Brain Lab, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Independent, Independent, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Jagiellonian University in Krakow
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textualism, rules, meaning, law, purpose, experimental jurisprudence

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Legislative Intent and Acting Intentionally

Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Law (Bloomsbury Press, Stefan Magen & Karolina Prochownik, eds. 2022)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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experimental jurisprudence, experimental philosophy, legal theory, legal philosophy, jurisprudence, legislative intent, side-effect effect

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When Does Physician Use of AI Increase Liability?

62(1) Journal of Nuclear Medicine 17-21 (2021), UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 21-01
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Jan 2021
Georgetown University Law Center, ETH Zurich, Center for Law and Economics and ETH Zurich
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Oncology, Artificial intelligence, liability, precision medicine, experimental jurisprudence

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Experimental Philosophy of the Self as Traditional Philosophy of the Self

Experimental Philosophy of Identity and the Self (Bloomsbury 2022)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2022
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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identity, self, persons, personhood, experimental philosophy, methodology, personal identity

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Rule Consequentialism and the Problem of Partial Acceptance

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 16(3): 643-652, 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Nov 2013
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics

Tobia, K.P. Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics. Neuroethics 9, 37–43 (2016). DOI:10.1007/s12152-016-9248-9
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Apr 2020
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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advance directive; deterioration; enhancement; improvement; personal identity; neuroethics; neurodegeneration; Phineas Gage; self

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Estimating the Reproducibility of Experimental Philosophy

Cova, F., Strickland, B., Abatista, A. G., Allard, A., Andow, J.,... Zhou, X. (2018). Estimating the reproducibility of experimental philosophy. Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Apr 2020
University of Geneva, Yale University - Department of Psychology, affiliation not provided to SSRN, State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Philosophy, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Harvard College, University of Oxford, Department of Philosophy I, University of Granadaaffiliation not provided to SSRN, Yale University, University of Pittsburgh - Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Harvard University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Tilburg University and Georgetown University Law Center
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Experimental Philosophical Bioethics

(2020). Experimental Philosophical Bioethics. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 11(1), 30-33.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Feb 2021
University of Oxford, Yale University, University of Oxford, Independent, University of Oxford, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Department of Philosophy I, University of Granadaaffiliation not provided to SSRN, Oregon Health and Science University, Yale University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Yale University - School of Medicine, University of Bucharest, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Oxford - Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Ethox Centre, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Independent, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Georgetown University Law Center
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