Being Amoral. Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity, Thomas Schramme [Book Review]

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (2):425-427 (2015)

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Hanno Sauer
Utrecht University
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Philosophers and psychologists love psychopaths. They seem like a test case which was tailor-made for them to probe their most contested claims and theories. What is the psychological basis of moral judgment? Are moral beliefs intrinsically motivational? How should psychological disorders be defined, if they should be defined at all? Under what conditions can agents be reasonably held responsible for their conduct?Being Amoral. Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity, edited by Thomas Schramme brings together some of the world’s leading experts on psychopathy and its philosophical implications. The book contains 12 original articles which are grouped into three sections: Moral Capacities and Incapacities , Issues in Moral Psychology , and Social Aspects: Blame, Transgression, and Dangerousness .The articles in this section are concerned with identifying the capacities or, rather, lack of capacities ..
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