Responsibility, Control, and the Psychopathic Personality.pdf Public

Argues for a theory of legal responsibility that shows the psychopath, not able to control his actions owing to lack of a conscience (superego) stemming from deprivation of love early in life, cannot be held responsible for his behavior as the concept is normally understood, thus creating the paradox that one who commits the most heinous of crimes cannot, theoretically, be properly punished for them

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Creator
Sanford G. Thatcher
Keyword
psychopathy
legal philosophy
responsibility
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Resource type
Research Paper
Publisher
unpublished
Published Date
April 28, 1966
Subject
Psychopathy
Responsibility
Legal philosophy
Language
English
Identifier
paper prepared for graduate seminar on The Theory of Responsibility taught by Joel Feinberg at Columbia University (in which Derek Parfit was also a participant as a fellow graduate student)
Location
Manhattan, New York, United States
Size
2.51 MB
Total items
1

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