Internalism and the evidence from psychopaths and "acquired sociopaths"

Jeanette Kennett, Cordelia Fine

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    Abstract

    Morally good action requires both sincere moral judgment and moral motivation. Internalists claim in one way or another that these two things are internally connected. Externalists, on the other hand, claim that the connection between moral judgment and action is forged by motives external to (that is, not necessarily implied by or required for) the judgment itself. First we will look at the evidence from psychopathy, then we will turn to cases of so-called acquired sociopathy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMoral psychology
    EditorsWalter Sinnott-Armstrong
    Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
    PublisherMIT Press
    Pages173-190
    ISBN (Print)9780262693554
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Publication series

    NameThe Neuroscience of morality : emotion, disease, and development
    PublisherMIT Press

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    Kennett, J., & Fine, C. (2008). Internalism and the evidence from psychopaths and "acquired sociopaths". In W. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Moral psychology (pp. 173-190). (The Neuroscience of morality : emotion, disease, and development). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.