Punishing Without Free Will

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/852
Author(s):
Chiesa, Luis E.
Tags:
free will; criminal law; punishment; Criminal Law; Law; Law and Society
article description
This Article will argue that there are good moral reasons to conclude that the scientific plausibility of determinism ought to lead us to abandon the notion of free will. Contra P. F. Strawson and Moore, this Article suggests that rejecting free will does not undermine the human experience, and doing so is plausible and attractive because it would likely lead to more humane and efficient institutions of blaming and punishing.