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Publications [#319038] of Jesse S Summers

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  1. Summers, JS; Sinnott-Armstrong, W. "Scrupulous agents." Philosophical Psychology 28.7 (October, 2015): 947-966. [doi]
    (last updated on 2022/05/24)

    Scrupulosity (a form of OCD involving obsession with morality) raises fascinating issues about the nature of moral judgment and about moral responsibility. After defining scrupulosity, describing its common features, and discussing concrete case studies, we discuss three peculiar aspects of moral judgments made by scrupulous patients: perfectionism, intolerance of uncertainty, and moral thought-action fusion. We then consider whether mesh and reasons-responsiveness accounts of responsibility explain whether the scrupulous are morally responsible.

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