The Nature of Responsibility


in Criminal Responsibility

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199225828
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191718571 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

The Nature of Responsibility

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This chapter is concerned with how we should understand responsibility in general. It provides the foundation of the discussion of criminal responsibility in Chapter 2. A version of compatibilism (the argument that responsibility is compatible with determinism) is outlined and defended.

Keywords: compatibilism; determinism; criminal responsibility

Chapter.  12993 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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