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Clean Hands: Philosophical Lessons from Scrupulosity

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190058692
eISBN:
9780190058722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058692.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Scrupulosity is a form of OCD that raises philosophical puzzles because of its superficial similarities to morally extreme, non-pathological motivation. Cases of Scrupulosity are first presented, ... More


Introduction: Moral Psychiatry

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Clean Hands?: Philosophical Lessons from Scrupulosity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190058692
eISBN:
9780190058722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058692.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality is central to our lives and regulates our behavior even absent external punishment or reward. Because morality is complicated, it is best studied from multiple perspectives and disciplines. ... More


Moral Judgments

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Clean Hands: Philosophical Lessons from Scrupulosity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190058692
eISBN:
9780190058722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058692.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Scrupulous moral judgments vary from moral judgments made by those without Scrupulosity. The content of Scrupulous moral judgments are perfectionist, which conflates what is ideal with what is ... More


Cases

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Clean Hands?: Philosophical Lessons from Scrupulosity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190058692
eISBN:
9780190058722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058692.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents several cases of Scrupulosity that are revisited throughout the book. The cases raise questions almost immediately: Why are these people like this? Do they really believe what ... More


Scrupulosity as a Form of OCD

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Clean Hands: Philosophical Lessons from Scrupulosity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190058692
eISBN:
9780190058722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058692.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Scrupulosity is closely connected to OCD, despite some appearances and informal characterizations of Scrupulosity as a concern with sin. Those with Scrupulosity have obsessions and/or compulsions. ... More


Scrupulous Judgments

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 5

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744665
eISBN:
9780191808838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744665.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Patients with Scrupulosity, a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with moral or religious obsessions and/or compulsions, appear to make moral judgments that are stricter or more stringent than ... More


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