The discussion of whether psychopaths are morally responsible for their behaviour has long taken place in philosophy, and in recent years this has moved into scientific and psychiatric investigation. This resource discusses this subject from both the philosophical and scientific disciplines, as well as a legal perspective.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction: interfacing law, philosophy, and psychiatry
- Chapter 10 Responsibility and psychopathy
- Chapter 11 Psychopathy and answerability
- Chapter 12 Psychopathy, responsibility, and the moral/conventional distinction
- Chapter 13 Rationalism, emotivism, and the psychopath
- Chapter 14 Reasons, emotion, and moral judgement in the psychopath
- Chapter 15 The inauthentic evaluative schemes of psychopaths and culpability
- Chapter 16 Intentional action, moral responsibility, and psychopaths
- Chapter 17 Will a stroke of neuroscience ever eradicate evil?
- Chapter 18 Conclusions: psychopathy and responsibility, a rejoinder