Adam J. Kolber

Brooklyn Law School

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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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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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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: 01 Apr 2014
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Neurolaw, Neuroethics, Free Will, fMRI, brain imaging, lie detection

5.

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

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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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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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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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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

10.

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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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

12.

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

13.

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: 03 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2009
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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Hedonism, Robert Nozick, Experience Machine, Utilitarianism, Axiology, Matrix

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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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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

18.

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

19.

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,

20.

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

21.

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

22.

Punishment and Moral Risk

University of Illinois Law Review, 2018 Forthcoming, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 480
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2017
Adam J. Kolber
Brooklyn Law School
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punishment, retributivism, consequentialism, reasonable doubt, threshold deontology, risk, moral risk

23.

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

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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