Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

2015.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Schramme (ed.), Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity, MIT Press, 2014, 335pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Schramme (ed.), Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity, MIT Press, 2014, 335pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262027915. Reviewed by Jeanette Kennett, Macquarie University Psychopathy is an endlessly fascinating disorder for philosophers and lay people alike. Thomas Schramme has collected 12 essays from leading researchers to explore the nature and implications of psychopathic amorality. The collection opens with an essay by Henning Sass and Alan R. Felthouse that focuses on the history and construct of psychopathy as a disorder. It argues that most of those who are called psychopaths would not qualify for a diagnosis of personality disorder on a traditional psychiatric understanding of the term, which requires patient suffering as well as social deviance. On Sass and Felthouse's mapping, psychopathy falls into the legal rather than the medical domain. The collection closes with an account from. . .

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