Neuroethics

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 185–198

Psychopathy Without (the Language of) Disorder

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s12152-008-9017-5

Cite this article as:
Reimer, M. Neuroethics (2008) 1: 185. doi:10.1007/s12152-008-9017-5

Abstract

Psychopathy is often characterized in terms of what I call “the language of disorder.” I question whether such language is necessary for an accurate and precise characterization of psychopathy, and I consider the practical implications of how we characterize psychopathy—whether as a biological, or merely normative, disorder.

Keywords

PsychopathyLanguage of disorderTreatmentResponsibility

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PhilosophyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA