Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brain Theory, Psychopaths, and Shoemaker’s New Book

Bill Hirstein and I have written a chapter in a new book called Brain Theory: Essays in Critical Neurophilosophy edited by Charles Wolfe. In the chapter we very briefly argue that different theories of punishment (deontological theory, utilitarianism, and virtue theory) might generate different conclusions regarding the culpability of psychopaths because they emphasize different mental […]