• On Empathy as the Cement of the Moral Universe
    In Neil Roughley & Thomas Schramme (eds.), On Moral Sentimentalism, Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 42-49. 2015.
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    Review: Zur Währungskrise der egalitären Gerechtigkeit (Teil 1) (review)
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 57 (4). 2003.
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    Can we define mental disorder by using the criterion of mental dysfunction?
    Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (1): 35-47. 2010.
    The concept of mental disorder is often defined by reference to the notion of mental dysfunction, which is in line with how the concept of disease in somatic medicine is often defined. However, the notions of mental function and dysfunction seem to suffer from some problems that do not affect models of physiological function. Functions in general have a teleological structure; they are effects of traits that are supposed to have a particular purpose, such that, for example, the heart serves the …Read more
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    In Thomas Schramme & Michael Schefczyk (eds.), John Stuart Mill: Über Die Freiheit, De Gruyter. pp. 199-200. 2015.
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    A qualified defence of a naturalist theory of health
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (1): 11-17. 2006.
    The paper contrasts Lennart Nordenfelt’s normative theory of health with the naturalists’ point of view, especially in the version developed by Christopher Boorse. In the first part it defends Boorse’s analysis of disease against the charge that it falls short of its own standards by not being descriptive. The second part of the paper sets out to analyse the positive concept of health and introduces a distinction between a positive definition of health (‘health’ is not defined as absence of dise…Read more
  • Medizin und Philosophie: Ein Blick in aktuelle Veröffentlichungen
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 51 (1). 1997.
  • Introduction: Moral Sentimentalism: Context and Critique
    In Neil Roughley & Thomas Schramme (eds.), On Moral Sentimentalism, Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 1-18. 2015.
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    This chapter introduces the main findings of the medical research on psychopathy as well as the most significant threads of the philosophical debates surrounding psychopathy. It also introduces the articles collected in this volume. The introduction focuses on issues in moral psychology and metaethics, such as moral motivation, moral responsibility, and moral understanding. It shows the difficulty in conceptualising psychopathy and in using psychopathy as a test case for philosophical theories.
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    Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity (edited book)
    MIT Press. 2014.
    Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the question of what psychopaths lack. The contributors investigate specific moral dysfunctions or deficits, shedding light on the capacities people need to be moral by examining cases of real people who seem to lack those capacities. -/- The volume proceeds from the basic assumption that psychopathy is no…Read more
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    4 Das Ideal der Individualität und seine Begründung
    In Thomas Schramme & Michael Schefczyk (eds.), John Stuart Mill: Über Die Freiheit, De Gruyter. pp. 55-74. 2015.
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    Selbstbestimmung zwischen Perfektionismus und Voluntarismus
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 59 (6): 881-896. 2011.
  • Menschen mit Autismus als moralische Akteure
    In E. V. Autismus Deutschland (ed.), Autismus im Spekturm von Forschung und Gesellschaft, Loeper Verlag. pp. 350-362. 2014.
  • Rezension (review)
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 49 (1): 138-140. 1995.
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    Begrundungsmodelle des Sozialstaats
    Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 92 (3): 322-334. 2006.