Commentary: freedom and function

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE LAW, pp. 25-26, 2008.

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Abstract:

While the question of whether our actions are determined or are the result of free will is a deep one in philosophy, it does not need to be answered for forensic psychiatrists to give evidence in court. As Stephen Morse has pointed out, the absence of free will is not named as an excusing condition. The insanity defense, for instance, req...More

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