Kevin Tobia

Georgetown University Law Center

Assistant 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

27

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Personal Identity

Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2019
David Shoemaker and Kevin Tobia
Independent and Georgetown University Law Center
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personal identity, moral psychology, true self

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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
Downloads 1,559 (13,994)
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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 1,060 (25,195)
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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 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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Experimental Jurisprudence

89 University of Chicago Law Review (2022, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2021
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

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming 2022
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 26 May 2021
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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Cleanliness is Next to Morality, Even for Philosophers

Journal of Consciousness Studies 20 (11-12), 2013
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Nov 2013
Georgetown University Law Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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Review of 'Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap between Us and Them' by Joshua Greene

Philosophical Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Nov 2013
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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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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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
Downloads 254 (147,217)
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experimental philosophy, experimental jurisprudence, law, psychology, concepts, philosophy

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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

Brooklyn Law Review , Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Dec 2020
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

14.

Water Is and Is Not H2O

Mind & Language, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2018
Kevin Tobia, George Newman and Joshua Knobe
Georgetown University Law Center, Yale School of Management and Yale University
Downloads 187 (196,473)
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Concepts, essence, essentialism, natural kinds, experimental philosophy, Twin Earth

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Experimental Philosophy's Challenge to the 'Great Tradition'

Analytica: Revista de Filosofia, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Stephen Stich and Kevin Tobia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 167 (216,608)

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experimental philosophy

16.

Having Your Day in Robot Court

UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-20
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 May 2021 Last Revised: 12 May 2021
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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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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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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The Effects of Cleanliness and Disgust on Moral Judgment

Philosophical Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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cleanliness, disgust, moral judgment

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Does Religious Belief Impact Philosophical Analysis?

Religion, Brain & Behavior, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2020
Kevin Tobia
Georgetown University Law Center
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intuition, religion, religious belief, ontological argument, modal ontological argument

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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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Legislative Intent and Acting Intentionally

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2021
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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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, University of Sheffield - Department of Philosophy, 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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Are There Cross-Cultural Legal Principles? Modal Reasoning Uncovers Procedural Constraints on Law

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2021
University of Sheffield - Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University Law Center, FGV Direito Rio, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law, Independent, University of Zurich, Independent, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics; Jagiellonian University, Independent, Independent, Independent, Vilnius University - Faculty of Law, Independent, Independent, Independent and PUC-Rio
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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, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Oxford, Independent, University of Oxford, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Sheffield - Department of Philosophy, 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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