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Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

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 ... More


Introduction

Thomas Schramme

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the main findings of the medical research on psychopathy as well as the most significant threads of the philosophical debates surrounding psychopathy. It also introduces the ... More


Social cognition in individuals with psychopathic tendencies

James Blair and Stuart F. White

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Psychopathy is a disorder marked by reduced empathy/ guild and an increased risk for antisocial behavior, particularly instrumental, goal-directed antisocial behavior. This chapter will consider the ... More


Stigma, shame and scandal: sex and mental illness

Will Jackson

in Madness and marginality: The lives of Kenya's White insane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719088896
eISBN:
9781781705827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088896.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter approaches the question of deviance and mental illness through one of the most contentious aspects of colonial history: sex. Starting from the premise that inter–racial sex presents the ... More


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