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Clean hands? : philosophical lessons from scrupulosity

Author: Jesse S Summers; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"People with scrupulosity have rigorous, obsessive moral beliefs that lead them to perform extreme, compulsive moral acts. A waitress with this condition checks and rechecks levels of cleaners and solvents to avoid any risk of poisoning her customers. Another individual asks repeatedly whether he fasted correctly, despite swallowing his own saliva. Those with scrupulosity stretch out their prayers for hours to be  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Summers, Jesse S., author.
Clean hands?
New York : Oxford University Press, 2019.
(DLC) 2019980264
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse S Summers; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
ISBN: 9780190058692 0190058692
OCLC Number: 1088909622
Description: xii, 204 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Cases --
Obsessive-compulsive disorder --
Scrupulosity as a form of OCD --
Mental illness --
Character and virtue --
Moral judgments --
Responsibility --
Treatment.
Responsibility: Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.

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People with Scrupulosity have rigorous, obsessive moral beliefs that lead to extreme and compulsive moral acts. These fascinating outliers raise profound questions about human nature, mental illness,  Read more...

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