Premenstrual Syndrome, Mental Abnormality, and Legal Responsibility
I will leave questions of the specific definition and etiology of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to the many others in this volume directly addressing these concerns. Instead, in this chapter I will examine the philosophical questions that arise when it is suggested that PMS be introduced into legal proceedings. I will begin with a hypothetical case, contrived to illustrate the issues, and then proceed to explicate these in terms of actual legal precedents.
KeywordsMental Disease Hypothetical Case Legal Responsibility Premenstrual Syndrome Legal Liability
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