Minding Negligence

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Abstract

The counterfactual mental state of negligent criminal activity invites skepticism from those who see mental states as essential to responsibility. Here, I offer a revision of the mental state of criminal negligence, one where the mental state at issue is actual and not merely counterfactual. This revision dissolves the worry raised by the skeptic and helps to explain negligence’s comparatively reduced culpability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Law

Keywords

  • Control
  • Negligence
  • Responsibility culpability

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