17/03/2020 · In January 1843, at the parish of Saint Martin, Middlesex, Daniel M’Naghten took a pistol and shot Edward Drummond (Secretary of the British Prime Minister), who he believed to the British Prime Minister Robert Peel, wounding him fatally. M’Naghten believed that Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel was conspiring against him.
The M’Naghten Rules 10. Central to the determination of the issue of insanity are the M’Naghten Rules. Before turning to the evidence and the directions to the jury, we set out the pertinent parts of the Rules themselves. 11. In McNaghten’s case, in a procedure then available to the House of Lords as a
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26/11/2013 · As Daniel Haybron puts it “Prefix your adjectives [such as ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’] with as many ‘very’s as you like; you still fall short. Only ‘evil’, it seems, will do” (Haybron 2002b, 260). According to this line of argument, it is hard to deny that evil exists; and if evil exists, we need a concept to capture this immoral extreme.