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Conscious Will and ResponsibilityA Tribute to Benjamin Libet$
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381641

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.001.0001

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Libet and the Criminal Law’s Voluntary Act Requirement

Libet and the Criminal Law’s Voluntary Act Requirement

(p.189) Chapter 16 Libet and the Criminal Law’s Voluntary Act Requirement
Conscious Will and Responsibility

Gideon Yaffe (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter explains the meaning and explores the historical sources of the voluntary act requirement in law. It argues that in many ways, even incorporating Libet's discoveries, there is no reason to think that defendants generally fail to match the picture we find in the law. It suggests how further empirical work can help us to develop clarity on the question.

Keywords:   voluntary action, law, Benjamin Libet, defendants

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