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.
|Title of host publication||Moral psychology|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge, MA|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Name||The Neuroscience of morality : emotion, disease, and development|
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.