Event Detail

Thu Oct 25, 2018
Howison Library, 4–6 PM
Townsend Visitor
Tim Scanlon (Harvard University)
Learning from Psychopaths

Are psychopaths morally responsible for the crimes they commit? Gary Watson has argued that they are not, because they are incapable of seeing any reason to care about the interests of others. The lecture will examine Watson’s argument, and its implications for our ideas of moral responsibility.