LAWS6827 - Legal Responsibility & Philosophy of Mind
- Examine the contemporary philosophical work on free will, consciousness, mind and causation.
- Apply this work to present problems in regard to the concepts of legal responsibility.
Ascribing fault or blame for conduct; the ascription of some mental element, whether it be mens rea in the case of crime, or the lesser notions of fault relied upon in civil liability; intentional mental states which caused the conduct for which defendants are blamed.
Semester 2 2013
Tuesday Evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- Class Presentation (30%)
- 1 x 5,000 Word Essay (70%)
- 1 x 7,500 Word Essay (100%)
Lowe:EJ, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge U.P., Cambridge 2000
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.