Unformatted text preview: there still be some kind of conceptual priority?). There is some empirical reason to suppose that the sociopaths lack of understanding stems from their lack of emotional response to the distress of others. FURTHER CONSIDERATION, THAT SEEMS IN TENSION WITH THIS Sociopaths seem to lack self-control in general. So maybe their moral attitudes are just a manifestation of this. But isn’t self-control the ability to restrain one’s emotional responses in the light of one’s judgments about what is best. So doesn’t this suggest that the failure is rational and not emotional?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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