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  1.  55
    Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives.Leonard Katz (ed.) - 2000 - Imprint Academic.
    Four principal papers and a total of 43 peer commentaries on the evolutionary origins of morality. To what extent is human morality the outcome of a continuous development from motives, emotions and social behaviour found in nonhuman animals? Jerome Kagan, Hans Kummer, Peter Railton and others discuss the first principal paper by primatologists Jessica Flack and Frans de Waal. The second paper, by cultural anthropologist Christopher Boehm, synthesizes social science and biological evidence to support his theory of how our hominid (...)
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    Pleasure.Leonard D. Katz - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Pleasure, in the inclusive usages most important in moral psychology, ethical theory, and the studies of mind, includes all joy and gladness — all our feeling good, or happy. It is often contrasted with similarly inclusive pain, or suffering, which is similarly thought of as including all our feeling bad. Contemporary psychology similarly distinguishes between positive affect and negative affect.[1..
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    Why the Law is so Perverse.Leo Katz - 2011 - University of Chicago Press.
    Why does the law spurn win-win transactions? -- Things we can't consent to, though no one knows why -- A parable -- Lessons -- The social choice connection -- Why is the law so full of loopholes? -- The irresistible wrong answer -- What is wrong with the irresistible answer? -- The voting analogy -- Turning the analogy into an identity -- Intentional fouls -- Why is the law so either/or? -- The proverbial rigidity of the law -- Line drawing (...)
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    Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law.Leo Katz - 1987 - University of Chicago Press.
    With wit and intelligence, Leo Katz seeks to understand the basic rules and concepts underlying the moral, linguistic, and psychological puzzles that plague the criminal law. "_Bad Acts and Guilty Minds_... revives the mind, it challenges superficial analyses, it reminds us that underlying the vast body of statutory and case law, there is a rationale founded in basic notions of fairness and reason.... It will help lawyers to better serve their clients and the society that permits attorneys to hang out (...)
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    A Neural Pathway for Nonreinforced Preference Change.Tom Schonberg & Leor N. Katz - 2020 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 24 (7):504-514.
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    Hedonism as Metaphysics of Mind and Value.Leonard David Katz - 1986 - Dissertation, Princeton University
    I develop and defend a hedonistic view of the constitution of human subjectivity, agency and value, while disassociating it from utilitarian accounts of morality and from the view that only pleasure is desired. Chapter One motivates the general question, "What really is of value in human living?", and introduces evaluative hedonism as an answer to this question. Chapter Two argues against preference satisfaction accounts of pleasure and of welfare, and begins the explication and defense of the hedonist's conception of pleasure (...)
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    Effects of Differential Monetary Gain and Loss on Sequential Two-Choice Behavior.Leonard Katz - 1964 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 68 (3):245.
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    On Larry Temkin’s Rethinking the Good.Leo Katz - 2015 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 12 (4):414-427.
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    On Distinguishing Phenomenal Consciousness From the Representational Functions of Mind.Leonard D. Katz - 1995 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (2):258-259.
    One can share Block's aim of distinguishing “phenomenal” experience from cognitive function and agree with much in his views, yet hold that the inclusion of representational content within phenomenal content, if only in certain spatial cases, obscures this distinction. It may also exclude some modular theories, although it is interestingly suggestive of what may be the limits of the phenomenal penetration of the representational mind.
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    Opioid Bliss as the Felt Hedonic Core of Mammalian Prosociality – and of Consummatory Pleasure More Generally?Leonard D. Katz - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (3):356-356.
    Depue & Morrone-Strupinsky's (D&M-S's) language suggests that, unlike Kent Berridge, they may allow that the activity of a largely subcortical system, which is presumably often introspectively and cognitively inaccessible, constitutes affectively felt experience even when so. Such experience would then be phenomenally conscious without being reflexively conscious or cognitively access-conscious, to use distinctions formulated by the philosopher Ned Block.
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    Entrapment Through the Lens of the Actio Libera in Causa.Leo Katz - 2013 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 7 (3):587-595.
    The entrapment defense is a puzzle of long standing. One the one hand, we are offended by the government’s subjecting someone vulnerable to extreme temptation. It seems like something anyone might fall prey to. On the other hand, it is hard to explain why someone who actually commits, or attempts a crime, and who would be liable if anyone other than the government had tempted him, should escape punishment. His blameworthiness seems the same. This essay seeks to illuminate this puzzle (...)
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    Love, Loss, and Hope Go Deeper Than Language: Linguistic Semantics Has Only a Limited Role in the Interdisciplinary Study of Affect.Leonard D. Katz - 2009 - Emotion Review 1 (1):19-20.
    Human emotional experience is organized at multiple levels, only some of which are easily penetrable by or dependent on language. Affects connected with mammalian parental care seem involved in Anna Wierzbicka's example of the experience of Jesus in Gethsemane. However, such affects are not characterizable as she requires, using only NSM's short list of linguistic semantic universals. Following her methodology, even using an enriched NSM really exhaustive of linguistic semantic universals, may involve serious losses of cognitive opportunity. Specifically, it forecloses (...)
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    Hedonic Arousal, Memory, and Motivation.Leonard D. Katz - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):60-60.
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    Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law.Leo Katz - 1989 - Ethics 99 (3):648-650.
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    Review of Timothy Schroeder, Three Faces of Desire[REVIEW]Leonard D. Katz - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (9).
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    Toward Good and Evil. Evolutionary Approaches to Aspects of Human Morality.Leonard D. Katz - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (1-2):1-2.
    Editorial Introduction to ‘Evolutionary Origins of Morality: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives’. The four principal papers presented here, with interdisciplinary commentary discussion and their authors’ responses, represent contemporary approaches to an evolutionary understanding of morality -- of the origins from which, and the paths by which, aspects or components of human morality evolved and converged. Their authors come out of no single discipline or school, but represent rather a convergence of largely independent work in primate ethology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and dynamic systems modelling (...)
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    Monetary Incentive and Range of Payoffs as Determiners of Risk Taking.Leonard Katz - 1962 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 64 (5):541.
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    Preempting Oneself.Leo Katz - 1999 - Legal Theory 5 (3):339-362.
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    Differential Monetary Gains and Losses and Event Probability in a Two-Choice Situation.Jerome L. Myers, Jane G. Fort, Leonard Katz & Mary M. Suydam - 1963 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 66 (5):521-522.
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    Philosophy of Criminal Law.Leo Katz - 1989 - Ethics 99 (4):953-954.
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    Semantic Awareness in a Nonlexical Task.Shlomo Bentin & Leonard Katz - 1984 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 22 (5):381-384.
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    Letters to the Editor.Oskar Gruenwald, Lawrence M. Thomas, Robert L. Perea, Howard Stein, Bryan W. Van Norden, Jennifer Uleman & Leonard D. Katz - 1996 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 70 (2):155 - 165.
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    Letters to the Editor.Terence Irwin, John Rowehl, Leonard D. Katz, David A. Hoekema & Mitchell Aboulafia - 1992 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 66 (1):33 - 35.
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  24. A Fake Opinion in a Fake Case Involving Fakes.Leo Katz - forthcoming - Criminal Justice Ethics.
     
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  25. Criminal Law.Leo Katz - 1996 - In Dennis M. Patterson (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell.
     
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    Conflicting Rights and the Outbreak of the First World War.Leo Katz - 2001 - Legal Theory 7 (3):341-367.
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    Correction to: Response Retributivism: Defending The Duty To Punish.Leora Dahan Katz - forthcoming - Law and Philosophy:1-1.
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    Dopamine and Serotonin: Integrating Current Affective Engagement with Longer-Term Goals.Leonard D. Katz - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (3):527-527.
    Interpreting VTA dopamine activity as a facilitator of affective engagement fits Depue & Collins's agency dimension of extraverted personality and also Watson's and Tellegen's (1985) engagement dimension of state mood. Serotonin, by turning down the gain on dopaminergic affective engagement, would permit already prepotent responses or habits to prevail against the behavior-switching incentive-simulation-driven temptations of the moment facilitated by fickle VTA DA. Intelligent switching between openly responsive affective engagement and constraint by long-term plans, goals, or values presumably involves environment-sensitive balancing (...)
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    Emotion, Representation, and Consciousness.Leonard D. Katz - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (2):204-205.
    Rolls's preliminary definitions of emotion and speculative restriction of consciousness, including emotional sentience, to humans, display behaviorist prejudice. Reinforcement and causation are not by themselves sufficient conceptual resources to define either emotion or the directedness of thought and motivated action. For any adequate definition of emotion or delimitation of consciousness, new physiology, such as Rolls is contributing to, and also the resources of other fields, will be required.
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  30. Evading Responsibility: The Ethics Of Ingenuitiy.Leo Katz - 1994 - Jahrbuch für Recht Und Ethik 2.
    Der Aufsatz bietet einen Einblick in die Möglichkeiten, Normen zu umgehen - einer Praxis mit, wie gezeigt wird, langer Tradition. Die dargestellten Methoden reichen von einer Beeinflussung des Wissens des Täters, über das Heranziehen "anderer", seien es Menschen oder Maschinen, um die gewünschte aber verbotene Handlung vorzunehmen, bis hin zu Änderungen in den Kausalverläufen. Der Grund für diese Umgehungsmöglichkeiten liegt im Formalismus deontologischer Systeme, die im Gegensatz zu utilitaristischen Positionen gerade nicht auf die Folgen einer Handlung abstellen.
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    Harm and Justification in Negligence.Leo Katz - 2003 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 4 (1).
    Negligence, the creation of an unjustifiable risk of harm, plays a pivotal role in both criminal and civil law. This article takes up two negligence-related problems unique to its role in the criminal law. The first has to do with its "harm" component, the second with its "unjustifiability" component. The first problem is why the criminal law distinguishes so sharply between negligent wrongdoing that results in harm and negligent wrongdoing that does not, when it does not distinguish equally sharply between (...)
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    Motivation and Retrieval in Short-Term Free Recall.Leonard Katz - 1969 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 79 (3p1):580.
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    On Begging the Question When Naturalizing Norms.Leonard D. Katz - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (1):21-22.
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    Parting's Sweet Sorrow: A Pain Pathway for the Social Sentiments?Leonard D. Katz - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (3):435-436.
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    Responsibility and Consent: The Libertarian's Problems with Freedom of Contract.Leo Katz - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (2):94.
    Libertarians believe certain things about rights and responsibilities, about when one person is to be held responsible for invading the rights of another. Libertarians also believe certain things about consent, about when someone should be held to a contract he has entered into. What they don't realize is that the first set of beliefs doesn't mix well with the second set of beliefs—that their intuitions about rights and responsibilities quite simply don't square with their intuitions about consent. Or so I (...)
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    Responsibility and Consent: The Libertarian's Problems with Freedom of Contract*: Leo Katz.Leo Katz - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (2):94-117.
    Libertarians believe certain things about rights and responsibilities, about when one person is to be held responsible for invading the rights of another. Libertarians also believe certain things about consent, about when someone should be held to a contract he has entered into. What they don't realize is that the first set of beliefs doesn't mix well with the second set of beliefs—that their intuitions about rights and responsibilities quite simply don't square with their intuitions about consent. Or so I (...)
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    Redoing Criminal Law: Taking the Deviant Turn.Leo Katz & Alvaro Sandroni - forthcoming - Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-11.
    This is a review of Larry Alexander and Kim Ferzan’s Reflections on Crime and Culpability, a sequel to the authors’ Crime and Culpability. The two books set out a sweeping proposal for reforming our criminal law in ways that are at once commonsensical and mindbogglingly radical. But even if one is not on board with such a radical experiment, simply thinking it through holds many unexpected lessons: startlingly new insights about the current regime and about novel ways of doing legal (...)
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    Role Morality.Leo Katz & Alvaro Sandroni - 2019 - In Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law. Springer Verlag. pp. 695-706.
    Role morality refers to the special obligations and rights that are associated with occupying certain professional roles—lawyer, doctor, journalist, soldier and others. There are a number of moral puzzles peculiar to this domain. To what extent can someone whose role involves acting in someone else’s behalf avoid being blamed for aiding him in actions he would be blamed for if acting outside that role? What is one to make of situations in which the performance of one’s role seems to call (...)
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    Review of Fred Feldman, Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature, Varieties, and Plausibility of Hedonism[REVIEW]Leonard D. Katz - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (3).
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    Strict Liability and the Paradoxes of Proportionality.Leo Katz & Alvaro Sandroni - 2018 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 12 (3):365-373.
    This essay explores the case against strict liability offenses as part of the more general debate about proportional punishment. This debate takes on a very different look in light of a formal result derived by the authors elsewhere, that is briefly summarized and whose implications are pursued here. Traditional objections that consequentialists have mounted against the deontologists’/retributivists’ defense of proportionality fall by the wayside, but a new threat to the proportionality requirement replaces it: the ease with which any such requirement (...)
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    The Assumption of Risk Argument.Leo Katz - 1990 - Social Philosophy and Policy 7 (2):138.
    You buy a lottery ticket and you lose. You are sorry, but you wouldn't dream of complaining. Why then do you feel entitled to complain in the following sorts of cases?
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    The Gradual Evolution of Enhanced Control by Plans: A View From Below.Leonard D. Katz - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (4):764-765.
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    The Rationality of Cooperation.Leonard D. Katz - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (4):710-711.
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    Book Review:Philosophy of Criminal Law. Douglas Husak. [REVIEW]Leo Katz - 1989 - Ethics 99 (4):953-.
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    Clarification of the Roles of Absolute and Relative Frequency on List Differentiation.Mildred Mason & Leonard Katz - 1974 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 102 (6):1130.
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    Visual Processing of Nonlinguistic Strings: Redundancy Effects and Reading Ability.Mildred Mason & Leonard Katz - 1976 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 105 (4):338-348.
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    High-Speed Visual Scanning of Words and Nonwords.Neil Novik & Leonard Katz - 1971 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 91 (2):350.
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    Disorder and Discontinuity in Law and Morality.Alvaro Sandroni & Leo Katz - 2021 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 22 (1):31-44.
    For every legal concept X, there are clear instances exemplifying an X and clear instances exemplifying a non-X. The cases that come before courts are those that seem to lie in between, being neither clearly an X nor clearly a non-X. It is tempting to think that, being in-between, they should receive an in-between treatment, that is, to the extent that they are an X they should be treated as an X. If they are sixty percent toward being an X, (...)
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    Letters to the Editor.J. B. Schneewind, Paul Humphreys, Leonard Katz, Celia Wolf-Devine, George Graham, Daniel P. Anderson, Mary Ellen Waithe, Tibor R. Machan & Jonathan E. Adler - 1996 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 69 (5):141 - 150.
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