Kenneth W. Simons

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Publications

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Forthcoming

"Consent and Assumption of Risk in Tort and Criminal Law," in Unravelling Tort and Crime Matthew Dyson, ed., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). 

"The Language of Mens Rea," with M. R. Ginther, F. X, Shen, R.J. Bonnie, M. B, Hoffman, O, B. Jones & R. Marois, 67 Vanderbilt Law Review  (forthcoming). 
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"Punishment and Blame for Culpable Indifference," in Symposium, Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy  (forthcoming). 

"Reluctant Pluralist: Moore on Negligence," in Festschrift for Michael Moore  K. Ferzan & S. Morse, eds., Oxford University Press (forthcoming). 

2014

"Exploring the Relationship between Consent, Assumption of Risk, and Victim Negligence," in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts 272, J. Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University Press (2014). 
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Restatement of the Law Third: Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, with Ellen Pryor, Discussion Draft, American Law Institute (Apr 4, 2014). [addressing Battery, Assault, and Transferred Intent] 

2013

"Is Complexity a Virtue? Reconsidering Theft Crimes," in Symposium, Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle, 47 New England Law Review 927 (2012-13). 
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Restatement of the Law Third: Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, with Ellen Pryor, Preliminary Draft no.1, American Law Institute (Aug 28, 2013). [addressing Battery, Assault, and Transferred Intent] 
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2012

"Ignorance and Mistake of Criminal Law, Noncriminal Law, and Fact," in Symposium, Punishment and Culpability, 9 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 487 (2012). 
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"Is Strict Criminal Liability in the Grading of Offenses Consistent with Retributive Desert?" 32 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 445 (2012). 
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"Statistical Knowledge Deconstructed," 92 Boston University Law Review 1 (2012). 
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2011

"Understanding the Topography of Moral and Criminal Law Norms," in Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law 228, R. Duff & S. P. Green, eds., Oxford University Press (2011). 
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"When is Negligent Inadvertence Culpable?" in Symposium Negligence in Criminal Law and Morality, 5 Criminal Law & Philosophy  (2011). 

2010

"Dworkin's Two Principles of Dignity: An Unsatisfactory Nonconsequentialist Account of Moral Duties," in Symposium, Justice for Hedgehogs: A Conference on Ronald Dworkin's Forthcoming Book, 90 Boston University Law Review 715 (2010). 
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"Retributivism Refined - Or Run Amok?" review of L. Alexander, K. Ferzan & S. Morse, Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press (2009), 77 University of Chicago Law Review 551 (2010). 
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2009

"The Distinction Between Negligence and Recklessness Is Unstable," in Criminal Law Conversations 290, K. Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson, eds., Oxford University Press (2009). 

"Excuse Doctrine Should Eschew Both the Reasonable and the Ordinary Person," in Criminal Law Conversations 333, K. Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson, eds., Oxford University Press (2009). 

"Mistake of Fact or Mistake of Criminal Law? Explaining and Defending the Distinction," 3 Criminal Law and Philosophy 213 (2009). 
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"Requiring Reasonable Beliefs About Self-Defense Ensures That Acts Conforming to Those Beliefs Are Reasonable," in Criminal Law Conversations 441, K. Ferzan, S. Garvey & P. Robinson, eds., Oxford University Press (2009). 

"The Restatement Third of Torts and Traditional Strict Liability: Robust Rationales, Slender Doctrines," in Symposium, on The Third Restatement of Torts, 44 Wake Forest Law Review 1355 (2009). 
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"Retributivists Need Not and Should Not Endorse the Subjectivist Account of Punishment," 109 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 1 (2009). 
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2008

"The Crime/Tort Distinction: Legal Doctrine and Normative Perspectives," in Symposium on Criminal Torts, 17 Widener Law Journal 719 (2008). PDF  
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"Self-defense: Reasonable Beliefs or Reasonable Self-Control?" in Symposium, on the Reasonable Person in Criminal Law, 11 New Criminal Law Review 51 (2008). PDF  
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"Tort Negligence, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Tradeoffs: A Closer Look at the Controversy," in Symposium, on The Frontiers of Tort Law, 41 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 1171 (2007-08). 
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2006

"The Conceptual Structure of Consent in Criminal Law," review of Peter Westen, The Logic of Consent: The Diversity and Deceptiveness of Consent as a Defense to Criminal Conduct, Ashgate (2004), 9 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 577 (2006). 
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"A Restatement (Third) of Intentional Torts?" in Symposium, 48 Arizona Law Review 1061 (2006). PDF  
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2005

"Exploring the Intricacies of the Lesser Evils Defense," in Symposium, 24 Law & Philosophy 645 (2005). Commenting on Larry Alexander, "Lesser Evils: A Closer Look at the Paradigmatic Justification," 24 Law and Philosophy 611 (2005). 

"The Relevance of Victim Conduct in Tort and Criminal Law," in Symposium, 8 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 541 (2005). Commenting on Vera Bergelson, "Victims and Perpetrators: An Argument for Comparative Liability in Criminal Law," 8 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 385 (2005). 
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2003

"Compensation: Justice or Revenge?" 40 San Diego Law Review 1415 (2003). 
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"Does Punishment for 'Culpable Indifference' Simply Punish for 'Bad Character'? Examining the Requisite Connection Between Mens Rea and Actus Reus," 6 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 219 (2003). 
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"Should the Model Penal Code's Mens Rea Provisions Be Amended?" 1 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 179 (2003). 
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"The Story of Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co.: While the Timorous Stay at Home, the Adventurous Ride the Flopper," in Torts Stories 179, R. Rabin & S. Sugarman, eds., Foundation Press (2003). 

2002

"Dimensions of Negligence in Criminal and Tort Law," 3 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 283 (2002). 
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"Reflections on Assumption of Risk," 50 UCLA Law Review 481 (2002). 
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2001

"The Hand Formula in the Draft Restatement (Third) of Torts: Encompassing Fairness as Well as Efficiency Values," 54 Vanderbilt Law Review 901 (2001). 
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"On Equality, Bias Crimes, and Just Deserts," 91 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 507 (2001). Responding to Harel & Parchomovsky, "On Hate and Equality," 109 Yale Law Journal 507 (1999). 
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2000

"The Logic of Egalitarian Norms," 80 Boston University Law Review 693 (2000). 
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"The Relevance of Community Values to Just Deserts: Criminal Law, Punishment Rationales, and Democracy," 28 Hofstra Law Review 635 (2000). 
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"Social Meaning, Retributivism, and Homicide," review of Samuel H. Pillsbury, Judging Evil: Rethinking the Law of Murder and Manslaughter, NYU Press (1998), 19 Law and Philosophy 407 (2000). 

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1999

"Negligence," in Symposium, on Responsibility, 16 Social Philosophy and Policy 52 (1999). Reprinted in Responsibility 52, E. F. Paul, F. D. Miller & J. Paul, eds., Cambridge University Press (1999). 
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1997

"When is Strict Criminal Liability Just?" 87 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 1075 (1997). 
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1996

"Deontology, Negligence, Tort, and Crime," in Symposium on the Intersection of Tort and Crime, 76 Boston University Law Review 273 (1996). 
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"Justification in Private Law," review of E. Weinrib, The Idea of Private Law, Harvard University Press (1995), 81 Cornell Law Review 698 (1996). 
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1995

"Contributory Negligence: Conceptual and Normative Issues," in Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law 461, D. Owen, ed., Oxford University Press (1995). 

"The Puzzling Doctrine of Contributory Negligence," 16 Cardozo Law Review 1693 (1995). Reprinted in 45 Defense Law Journal 1 (1996). 
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1994

"Culpability and Retributive Theory: The Problem of Criminal Negligence," 5 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 365 (1994). 
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1993

"Justice Thurgood Marshall: A Reminiscence," 3 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 1 (1993). 
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1992

"Doctrinal Change in Tort Law: Some Methodological Musings," 26 Georgia Law Review 757 (1992). 
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"Jules Coleman and Corrective Justice in Tort Law: A Critique and Reformulation," 15 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 849 (1992). 
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"Rethinking Mental States," 72 Boston University Law Review 463 (1992). 
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1990

"Corrective Justice and Liability for Risk Creation: A Comment," 38 UCLA Law Review 113 (1990). 
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"Mistake and Impossibility, Law and Fact, and Culpability: A Speculative Essay," 81 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 447 (1990). 
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1989

"Offers, Threats, and Unconstitutional Conditions," 26 San Diego Law Review 289 (1989). 
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"Overinclusion and Underinclusion: A New Model," 36 UCLA Law Review 447 (1989). 
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"Self-Defense, Mens Rea, and Bernhard Goetz," review of G. Fletcher, A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial, University Of Chicago Press (1988), 89 Columbia Law Review 1179 (1989). 
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1987

"Assumption of Risk and Consent in the Law of Torts: A Theory of Full Preference," 67 Boston University Law Review 213 (1987). Reprinted in 37 Defense Law Journal 121 (1987). 
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1985

"Equality as a Comparative Right," 65 Boston University Law Review 387 (1985). 
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1980

"Rescinding a Waiver of a Constitutional Right," 68 Georgetown Law Journal 919 (1980). 
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1979

"Philosophical Perspectives on Affirmative Action," review of M. Cohen et al., Equality and Preferential Treatment: A Philosophy and Public Affairs Reader, Princeton University Press (1977), 77 Michigan Law Review 513 (1979). 

1978

"Equal Protection: A Closer Look at Closer Scrutiny," 76 Michigan Law Review 771 (1978). [Note] 

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