Do psychopaths really threaten moral rationalism?

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It is often claimed that the existence of psychopaths undermines moral rationalism. I examine a recent empirically based argument for this claim and conclude that rationalist accounts of moral judgement and moral reasoning are perfectly compatible with the evidence cited.
LanguageEnglish
Pages69-82
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical explorations : an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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In: Philosophical explorations : an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006, p. 69-82.

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