Claire Field: "What is Normative Recklessness?"
Claire Field (Glasgow)
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Abstract: Recklessness is an evaluative concept used to describe a negatively evaluable attitude towards risk. It has been most extensively theorized in the law, where it is a criminal state of mind, to be distinguished from other criminal states of mind – knowledge, intention, and negligence. However, its usage is not confined to the law. There is a much more general sense of recklessness used to describe blameworthy, foolish, or otherwise negatively evaluable risk-taking in various different normative domains. In this paper, I draw on and expand upon the legal concept of recklessness to offer an analysis of this more general concept.
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