Thursday, October 20
1:00 - 2:00 pm
250 Joralemon Street
Pam Mueller, and Dr. John Darley of Princeton University's Psychology Department, along with co-author and Brooklyn Law Professor Lawrence Solan will present the results of a series of experimental studies, wherein they asked people to assign appropriate civil and/or criminal liability to individuals who cause harm with having various states of mind and kinds of knowledge. Their studies show that people are able to make explicit distinctions about the states of mind of others that more or less correspond to legally-relevant categories. Yet, when asked to assign consequences, their moral judgments play a larger role than do their cognitive categorizations.
Sponsored by the Philosophy & Linguistics Society.