Ken Levy

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Professor

420 Law Center Building

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Dangerous Psychopaths: Criminally Responsible but Not Morally Responsible, Subject to Criminal Punishment and to Preventive Detention

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 1299, 2011
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 02 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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psychopath, antisocial personality disorder, PCL-R, moral responsibility, criminal responsibility, control, insane, insanity defense, mental illness, punishment, preventive detention, commitment

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Insanity Defenses

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CRIMINAL LAW, p. 299, John Deigh & David Dolinko, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Dartmouth College and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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insanity defense, M'Naghten, Model Penal Code, Durham, Product test, Parsons rule, irresistible impulse, loss of control, wrongfulness, irrationality, mental disease, mental illness, deific decree delusion

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The Solution to the Surprise Exam Paradox

Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 47, pp. 131-58, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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surprise, paradox, rationality, knowledge, justified belief, certainty, intuition, backward induction, liar paradox, moore's paradox, logical circle, blindspot

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Why Retributivism Needs Consequentialism: The Rightful Place of Revenge in the Criminal Justice System

66 Rutgers Law Review 629 (2014)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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revenge, vengeance, retributivism, consequentialism, expressivism, desert, responsibility, criminal punishment, harmless, harmful, forgiveness, mercy

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Killing, Letting Die, and the Case for Mildly Punishing Bad Samaritanism

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 607, Spring 2010
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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killing, letting die, action, omission, actus reus, bad samaritanism, criminalization, punishment, proportionality, causation, morality, psychology

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Why the Late Justice Scalia Was Wrong: The Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism

21 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 45 (2017)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2020
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Justice Scalia, constitutional interpretation, Textualism, Originalism, Fourteenth Amendment, substantive due process, right to privacy, Roe v. Wade, Griswold v. Connecticut, Living Constitution

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Randomization in Criminal Justice: A Criminal Law Conversation

CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Robinson, Ferzan and Garvey, eds., Oxford University Press, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 471, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 267, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-26
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Columbia University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Marquette University - Law School and Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, punishment theory, randomization, randomness, chance, luck, lottery, penal lottery, detection lotteries, incapacitation, deterrence, just punishment, moral luck, attempt liability, criminal law, criminal justice, critical theory

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On the Rationalist Solution to Gregory Kavka's Toxin Puzzle

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 90, pp. 267-289, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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toxin puzzle, intention, action, reasons, course of action, rule-utilitarianism, rationality, rational irrationality, self-interest, self-promise, Kavka, Gauthier

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Does Situationism Excuse? The Implications of Situationism for Moral Responsibility and Criminal Responsibility

68 Arkansas Law Review 731 (2015)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 May 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2016
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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moral responsibility, criminal responsibility, wrongdoing, excuse, situationism, punishment, sympathy, cruelty, genocide, Milgram shock experiment, Stanford Prison Experiment, Stephen Morse

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Gonzales v. Oregon and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Ethical and Policy Issues

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 699, 2007
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, legitimate medical purpose act/omissions distinction, killing/letting die distinction, due process, withdrawal of life support, Hippocratic Oath, alleviate suffering, Cruzan, Washington v. Glucksberg, Vacco v. Quill

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The Solution to the Real Blackmail Paradox: The Common Link between Blackmail and Other Criminal Threats

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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blackmail, paradox, reputation, criminal, threats, extortion, emotional well-being, freedom of speech

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Commentary on Szmukler: Mental Illness, Dangerousness, and Involuntary Civil Commitment

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections, and New Perspectives, ed. Daniel D. Moseley and Gary J. Gala (Routledge, 2016), pp. 147-60.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2015
Ken Levy and Alex Cohen
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
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George Szmukler, mental illness, DSM-V, dangerousness, involuntary civil commitment, involuntary outpatient treatment, criminal punishment, liberty, public health, suicide, homicide, retributivism, consequentialism, expressivism

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It's Not Too Difficult: A Plea to Resurrect the Impossibility Defense

New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Impossibility defense, attempt, mistake of fact, mistake of law, legality principle, factual impossibility, legal impossibility, hybrid impossibility, intrinsic impossibility, Model Penal Code, voodoo

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The Solution to the Problem of Outcome Luck: Why Harm Is Just as Punishable as the Wrongful Action that Causes It

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 24, 2005
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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outcome luck, assumption of risk, punishment, blame, blameworthiness, attempt, desert, control, intentional killing, unintentional killing, gambling

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Normative Ignorance: A Critical Connection Between the Insanity and Mistake of Law Defenses

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 47, pp. 411-443 (2020)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2020
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Delling v. Idaho, Kahler v. Kansas, due process, cruel and unusual punishment, diminished capacity, normative ignorance, excuse, defense, mistake of law, insanity defense

16.

The Main Problem with USC Libertarianism

Philosophical Studies 105: 107-127, 2001
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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determinism, indeterminism, source incompatibilism, ultimate self-causation, USC libertarianism, responsibility, Robert Kane

17.

Is Descartes a Temporal Atomist?

British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13(4) 2005: 627-74
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Descartes, temporal atomism, Second Causal Proof, weak discontinuity, strong discontinuity, infinitely divisible

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Baumann on the Monty Hall Problem and Single-Case Probabilities

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Monty Hall, probability, rigidity, causal structure, Peter Baumann

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Criminal Responsibility

SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology (Sage Publishing, 2019), pp. 269-72
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 28 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2019
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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criminal responsibility, moral responsibility, causal responsibility, responsibility skepticism, blame, murder, manslaughter, excuse, justification, mitigation, justice, fairness, social causation, behavioral explanation, determinism, indeterminism

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Why It is Sometimes Fair to Blame Agents for Unavoidable Actions and Omissions

American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 42, No 2, April 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Frankfurt, PAP, responsibility, blameworthy, ought implies can, power to choose otherwise

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Blocking Blockage

Philosophia 44(2), 565-583 (2016)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 May 2016 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2016
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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moral responsibility, Harry Frankfurt, Principle of Alternative Possibilities, Blockage Argument, John Martin Fischer, Flicker-of-Freedom Strategy, ability to do otherwise, alternative possibilities, determinism, indeterminism, compatibilism, incompatibilism

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Hume, the New Hume, and Causal Connections

Hume Studies, vol. XXVI, Number 1, April 2000, pp. 41-75
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Jan 2015
Ken Levy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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David Hume, causal connections, necessary connections, New Hume, skeptical realism, positivism