Scrupulous agents

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Summers, JS; Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • October 3, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 947 - 966

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-394X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0951-5089

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/09515089.2014.949005

Citation Source

  • Scopus