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Title Being amoral : psychopathy and moral incapacity / Thomas Schramme, editor
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 335 pages) : 1 illustration
Series Philosophical psychopathology
Philosophical psychopathology.
Contents Introduction -- The heterogeneous construct of psychopathy -- I: Moral capacities and incapacities. Psychopathy and moral rationality -- Without fellow feeling -- The words but not the music: empathy, language deficits, and psychopathy -- Psychopathic comportment and moral incapacity -- Not caring: sociopaths and the suffering of others -- II: Issues in moral psychology. Do psychopaths refute internalism? -- Psychopathic resentment -- Being a (a- )moral person and caring about morality -- III: Social aspects: blame, transgression, and dangerousness. Psychopathy, responsibility, and the moral/conventional distinction -- The significance of psychopathic wrongdoing -- Contesting dangerousness, risk, and treatability: a sociological view of dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) -- Conclusion: the many faces of psychopathy
Summary "Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the question of what psychopaths lack. The contributors investigate specific moral dysfunctions or deficits, shedding light on the capacities people need to be moral by examining cases of real people who seem to lack those capacities"--Publisher's description
Analysis PHILOSOPHY/Philosophy of Mind/General
COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 26, 2016)
Subject Psychopaths -- Ethics
Antisocial personality disorders -- Moral and ethical aspects
Antisocial personality disorders.
Moral Obligations
Antisocial Personality Disorder
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- General.
Antisocial personality disorders
Form Electronic book
Author Schramme, Thomas, editor.
ISBN 9780262320382