Adam J. Kolber

Brooklyn Law School

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Therapeutic Forgetting: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Memory Dampening

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 1561, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-37
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2011
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Memory, Memory Dampening, Propranolol, Bioethics, Neuroethics, President's Council on Bioethics

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The Subjective Experience of Punishment

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 109, p. 182, January 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-016
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Retributivism, Consequentialism, Experience, Subjective, Neuroethics

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Will There Be a Neurolaw Revolution?

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, p. 807, 2014, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 301
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2023
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Neurolaw, Neuroethics, Free Will, fMRI, brain imaging, lie detection

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Mental Statism and the Experience Machine

Bard Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, pp. 10-17, Winter 1994/1995, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-082
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Hedonism, Robert Nozick, Experience Machine, Utilitarianism, Axiology, Matrix

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A Limited Defense of Clinical Placebo Deception

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-87
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2015
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Bioethics, Placebo, Deception, Health Law

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Free Will as a Matter of Law

Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience, (Michael Pardo & Dennis Patterson eds., 2016), Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2017
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Free Will, Punishment, Compatibilism, Neuroscience, Stephen Morse, Paul Litton,

7.

Supreme Judicial Bullshit

Arizona State Law Journal, vol. 50, p. 141 (2018)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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judiciary, supreme court, rhetoric, bullshit, frankfurt, bioethics, abortion

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The Experiential Future of the Law

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 60, p. 585, 2011
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 09 May 2011
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Subjective Experience, Torts, Punishment, Criminal Law, Hedonic Psychology, Torture, Placebo, Damages, Culpability

9.

Smooth and Bumpy Laws

California Law Review, Vol. 102, p.655, 2014
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 19 May 2014
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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jurisprudence, smooth, bumpy, continuous, discrete, categories, sentencing, negligence, abortion, death

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Pain Detection and the Privacy of Subjective Experience

American Journal of Law & Medicine (Brain Imaging & The Law Symposium), Vol. 33, p. 433, 2007, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-92
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2007
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Neuroimaging, Neuroethics, Pain, Subjective Experience, Privacy

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Unintentional Punishment

Legal Theory, Vol. 18, p.1, 2012, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Retributivism, Consequentialism, Subjective Experience, Intention

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Not-So-Smart Blockchain Contracts and Artificial Responsibility

Stanford Technology Law Review, vol. 21, p.198, 2018, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-44
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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blockchain, smart contract, DAO, Ethereum, bitcoin, token, decentralized autonomous organizations, securities

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Freedom of Memory Today

Neuroethics, Vol. 1, p. 145, 2008, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Apr 2009
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Memory, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Memory Dampening, Freedom of Memory, Therapeutic Forgetting

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The Comparative Nature of Punishment

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 1565, December 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 09-005
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2010
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Jurisprudence, Retributivism, Consequentialism

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Standing Upright: The Moral and Legal Standing of Humans and Other Apes

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 54, p. 163, 2001
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Mar 2005
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Animal Rights, Standing, Apes, Peter Singer, Sentience

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A Matter of Priority: Transplanting Organs Preferentially to Registered Donors

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 671, 2003
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Oct 2003
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Organ donation, bioethics, transplantation

17.

Against Proportional Punishment

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 66, p. 1141 (2013), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 336
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 23 May 2013
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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proportionality, punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, Credit for Time Served

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How to Fix Legal Scholarmush

University of Indiana Law Journal, vol. 95, p. 1191, 2020, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-26
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2020
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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jurisprudence, normative, scholarship, sentencing, courts, judges, scholars, morality, positive

19.

Punishment and Moral Risk

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2018, p.487, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 480
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2018
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, reasonable doubt, threshold deontology, risk, moral risk

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Give Memory-Altering Drugs a Chance

Nature, Vol. 476, August 18, 2011, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-11
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Two Views of First Amendment Thought Privacy

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 18, p. 1381 (2016)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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First Amendment, thought privacy, freedom of thought, card counting, blackjack, voluntary act

22.

The Bumpiness of Criminal Law

Alabama Law Review, vol. 67, p. 855, 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 01 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, sentencing, smooth, bumpy

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Criminalizing Cognitive Enhancement at the Blackjack Table

Memory and Law, p. 307, L. Nadel & W. Sinnott-Armstrong, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 304
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2012
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Cognitive Enhancement, Thought Privacy, Punishment, Neuroethics, Neurolaw

24.

How to Improve Empirical Desert

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, p. 433, 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, empirical desert, intuition

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Alternative Burdens on Freedom of Conscience

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 47, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Freedom of Conscience, First Amendment, Religion, Atheism, Conscription, Organ Donation

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The Time Frame Challenge to Retributivism

Of One-Eyed and Toothless Miscreants: Making the Punishment Fit the Crime? (Oxford University Press, 2019, ed. Michael Tonry), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-48
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 29 May 2020
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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retributivism, consequentialism, justification, whole life, current crime

27.

The Limited Right to Alter Memory

Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 40, p. 658 (2014)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 May 2015 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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memory, memory dampening, propranolol, enhancement, neuroenhancement

28.

Line Drawing in the Dark

Theoretical Inquiries in Law, vol. 22, p.111 (2021), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 657
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2021
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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line drawing, smooth, bumpy, manslaughter, murder, statutory interpretation, legal discontinuity

29.

Why We (Probably) Must Deliberately Infect

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 2020 Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 658
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 May 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2021
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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coronavirus, COVID-19, human challenge, pandemic, vaccination, bioethics

30.

Smoothing Vague Laws

Vagueness and Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives (Geert Keil & Ralf Poscher eds., 2016) (Oxford University Press)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Mar 2017
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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vagueness, smooth, bumpy, binary, spectrum, continuum, attempt, Leo Katz, abortion, death, coercion

31.

The End of Liberty

Criminal Law and Philosophy, vol.15, p.407-424 (2021), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 714
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2022
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Proportionality, Punishment, Liberty, Retributivism, Subjective experience, Incarceration, Justification of punishment, Equality

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The Subjectivist Critique of Proportionality

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law (Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan eds., 2019), Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 754
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2023
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment theory, retributivism, proportionality, proportional punishment, subjective experience, worsening

33.

Legal Discontinuities — Opening Remarks

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2021
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Legal Discontinuities, Binary, Scalar, Slices, Lumps, Smooth, Bumpy, All-or-Nothing, Inputs, Outputs, Rules, Standards

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The Limited Moral Relevance of Pleas and Verdicts

Sentencing the Self-Convicted: The Ethics of Pleading Guilty (Julian V. Roberts & Jesper Ryberg eds.) (2023)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Feb 2024
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Punishment, Pleas, Verdicts, Retributivism, Consequentialism, Symbolism, Journalism