Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Texas Legislature and Ideal Agent Theory

Today I discover the following definition in the Texas Penal Code:
(42) "Reasonable belief" means a belief that would be held by an ordinary and prudent man in the same circumstances as the actor.
So apparently, an insane and irresponsable woman's belief that she is an ordinary, responsible man is reasonable. False, but reasonable. Take that, Clayton!

1 comment:

  1. Are you assuming that an ordinary and prudent man who is an insane and irresponsible woman who is an ordinary and prudent man would believe that he is an ordinary, responsible man? I'm not sure that this is so.