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Introduction

Alexander Sarch

in Criminally Ignorant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This introduction outlines the general questions to be investigated in Criminally Ignorant: Why the Law Pretends We Know What We Don’t and provides a roadmap of the arguments to come. The overarching ... More


Criminally Ignorant

Alexander Sarch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Criminally Ignorant: Why the Law Pretends We Know What We Don’t is about the legal fiction that we know what we don’t. If you bury your head in the sand rather than learn you’re committing a crime, ... More


Punishment in the executive suite: Moral responsibility, causal responsibility, and financial crime

Mark R. Reiff

in Just Financial Markets?: Finance in a Just Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755661
eISBN:
9780191816789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755661.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Despite the enormity of the financial losses flowing from the 2008 financial crisis and the outrageousness of the conduct that led up to it, almost no individual involved has been prosecuted for ... More


Automating

Greg Goldberg

in Antisocial Media: Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829989
eISBN:
9781479898046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829989.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines popular and academic concerns that advances in digital technology are driving a new wave of automation, threatening the future of human labor. The chapter proposes that these ... More


Truth and Willful Blindness

Julie Soleil Archambault

in Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226447438
eISBN:
9780226447605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447605.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The final chapter argues that while the introduction of mobile phones has sparked heated debates, what the ethnography makes clear is that people in Inhambane also tend to use their phones to mute ... More


It takes a village to maintain a dangerous financial system

Anat R. Admati

in Just Financial Markets?: Finance in a Just Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755661
eISBN:
9780191816789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755661.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The financial system is meant to facilitate efficient allocation of resources, helping people and businesses fund, invest, save, and manage risks. This system is rife with conflicts of interests. ... More


Criminal Law Basics and the Willful Ignorance Doctrine

Alexander Sarch

in Criminally Ignorant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 1 sets the stage. The author’s starting point is the willful ignorance doctrine, since it is the source from which the author will eventually extract his general theory of equal culpability ... More


The Scope of the Willful Ignorance Doctrine (I)

Alexander Sarch

in Criminally Ignorant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Determining when the equal culpability thesis holds sets the boundaries in which the willful ignorance doctrine is to be applied. Chapter 3 thus considers the best existing attempts to specify the ... More


Toward a Normative Theory of Equal Culpability Imputation

Alexander Sarch

in Criminally Ignorant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter aims to defend a general theory of equal-culpability-based imputation of mental states in the criminal law. The willful ignorance doctrine is one example of an equal culpability mens rea ... More


Iterated Reckless Ignorance as a Substitute for Knowledge

Alexander Sarch

in Criminally Ignorant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Previous chapters have been concerned mainly with willful ignorance—which, paradigmatically, is to violate the duty to reasonably inform oneself about a suspected inculpatory proposition with the ... More


Substituting Willful Ignorance for Purpose?

Alexander Sarch

in Criminally Ignorant

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190056575
eISBN:
9780190056605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056575.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 6 argued for moving beyond the existing willful ignorance doctrine by allowing some forms of nonwillful ignorance to substitute for knowledge. But where does it end? Chapter 7 considers ... More


Open-Mindedness

Jeremy Fantl

in The Limitations of the Open Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198807957
eISBN:
9780191845741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807957.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues for a “Platonic” conception of open-mindedness. Open-mindedness is not simply a matter of being willing to change your mind in response to a counterargument. You have to be ... More


Refinements, Qualifications, Complexities

Douglas Husak

in Ignorance of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190604684
eISBN:
9780190604714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604684.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter contains four parts that introduce a number of refinements, qualifications, and complexities that provide further content to an ideal theory of ignorance of law. In the first part, I ... More


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