"The Insanity Defense: A Philosophical Analysis", Wojciech Załuski


Wydawnictwo: Edward Elgar

Rok wydania: 2021

ISBN: 978-1-80037-984-8

Oprawa: twarda

Liczba stron: 160


This unique book provides a versatile exploration of the philosophical foundations of the insanity defense. It examines the connections between numerous philosophical–anthropological views and analyses different methods for regulating the criminal responsibility of the mentally ill. Placing its philosophical analysis firmly in the context of science, it draws on the fields of cognitive psychology, evolutionary theory and criminology. In this thought-provoking book, Wojciech Załuski argues that the way in which we resolve the problem of the criminal responsibility of the mentally ill depends on two factors: the assumed conception of responsibility and the account of mental illness.