EUI Neurolaw Conference 2015

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EUI Neurolaw Conference 2015

June 8, 2015 - June 9, 2015

The Yearly EUI Philosophy, Law and Neuroscience Conference

Paradigms of Mens Rea:
the Voluntariness Criterion in the Criminal Law
Organized by Dennis Patterson and Sofia Moratti

Conference Program

Day 1

Unconscious Mens Rea
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, Illinois
12.30 Lunch
Nothing But a Pack of Neurons.
Responsible Reductionism About the Mental States that Measure Moral Culpability
Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, Co-director of the Program in Law and Philosophy
University of Illinois

Day 2

Structural yet Changeable? Implications of Cognitive Neuroscience for Assessing Responsibility
Professor of Philosophy
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen

11.00 Coffee break


Inevitable Mens Rea and Legal Insanity in the Age of Neuroscience
Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology in Law and Psychiatry, Associate Director Center for Neuroscience and Society

12.30 Lunch

Roundtable with the speakers and:
Michael S. Pardo
Professor of Law
The University of Alabama School of Law
Dennis Patterson
Law Department, EUI and Law School, Rutgers

The conference will be held at the Sala Europa.

To reserve a seat at the conference, please contact Non EUI-attendees are kindly requested to pay an attendance fee. The fee is 25€ for students and 150€ for professors.

A Call for Papers is open for this conference


June 8, 2015
June 9, 2015


European University Institute


Villa Schifanoia
121 Via Boccaccio, in San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, Italy
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