Responsibility, Agency, and Cognitive Disability

In Eva Feder Kittay & Licia Carlson (eds.), Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 201--223 (2010)

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David Shoemaker
Cornell University
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This is a reprint of the paper "Responsibility and Disability," first published in Metaphilosophy in 2009. It articulates some similarities and differences between psychopaths and individuals with mild intellectual disabilities that have important implications for both types of agents' moral and criminal responsibility.
Keywords psychopaths  intellectual disability  moral responsibility  criminal responsibility
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