David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Harvard Univ. Press (1996)
"An American psychologist, Daniel N. Robinson, traces the development of the insanity plea...[He offers] an assured historical survey." Roy Porter, The Times [UK] "Wild Beasts and Idle Humours is truly unique. It synthesizes material that I do not believe has ever been considered in this context, and links up the historical past with contemporaneous values and politics. Robinson effortlessly weaves religious history, literary history, medical history, and political history, and demonstrates how the insanity defense cannot be fully understood without consideration of all these sources." Michael L. Perlin, New York Law School "Daniel N. Robinson has written a graceful history of insanity and the law stretching from Homer to Hinckley. He attempts no final theory as to how the law should cope with the insane; he seeks, rather, to use the shifting notions of when madness exculpates criminal activity to illuminate the core self-perceptions of the cultures developing ever-evolving resolutions of the problem...[T]he grandeur of the theme...commands attention and respect." --Neal Johnston, The Nation
|Keywords||Insanity Responsibility Medical jurisprudence History of psychiatry|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$7.86 used (85% off) $51.50 direct from Amazon $79.98 new Amazon page|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Rom Harré (2006). Resolving the Emergence-Reduction Debate. Synthese 151 (3):499-509.
Rom Harre (2006). Resolving the Emergence-Reduction Debate. Synthese 151 (3):499-509.
Similar books and articles
Richard J. Bonnie (2010). Should a Personality Disorder Qualify as a Mental Disease in Insanity Adjudication? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38 (4):760-763.
P. Donovan (2007). How Idle is Idle Talk? One Hundred Years of Rumor Research. Diogenes 54 (1):59-82.
Steve Matthews (2004). Failed Agency and the Insanity Defence. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 27:413-424.
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong & Ken Levy (2011). Insanity Defenses. In John Deigh & David Dolinko (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of the Criminal Law. Oxford University Press 299--334.
Herbert Fingarette (1972). Insanity and Responsibility. Inquiry 15 (1-4):6 – 29.
R. B. Brandt (1988). The Insanity Defense and the Theory of Motivation. Law and Philosophy 7 (2):123 - 146.
Hung-Yul So (2007). Beyond Rational Insanity. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 1:221-227.
Michael Hendry (1998). Is Nothing Gentler Than Wild Beasts? Seneca, Phaedra 558. Classical Quarterly 48 (02):577-580.
Daniel Mcinerny (1998). Wild Beasts & Idle Humours. Review of Metaphysics 52 (1):168-170.
Daniel N. Robinson (1994). Wild Beasts and Idle Humours: Legal Insanity and the Finding of Fault. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 37:159-.
Added to index2009-09-14
Total downloads13 ( #281,693 of 1,911,838 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #458,984 of 1,911,838 )
How can I increase my downloads?