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Is Psychopathy a Harmful Dysfunction?

Jurjako, Marko (2019) Is Psychopathy a Harmful Dysfunction? [Preprint]

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In their paper “Is psychopathy a mental disease?”, Thomas Nadelhoffer and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong have argued that according to any plausible account of mental disorder, neural and psychological abnormalities correlated with psychopathy should be regarded as signs of a mental disorder. I oppose this conclusion by arguing that at least on a naturalistically grounded account, such as Wakefield’s ‘Harmful Dysfunction’ view, currently available empirical data and evolutionary considerations indicate that psychopathy is not a mental disorder. See an online version here: https://rdcu.be/bffeZ


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Item Type: Preprint
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Jurjako, Markomjurjako@uniri.hr0000-0002-7252-8627
Keywords: psychopathy, mental disorder, harmful dysfunctions, frequency-dependent selection, life-history theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Marko Jurjako
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 18:29
Last Modified: 25 May 2019 12:53
Item ID: 15550
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-018-9668-5
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-018-9668-5
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Date: 2 January 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15550

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