Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Public Affairs
© 2011 Matthew Hollander
Dexter Morgan is a serial killer, but he may not be blameworthy for his actions There are two possible explanations that could absolve Dexter of moral responsibility: (1) His inability to empathize with others makes it so that he cannot make appropriate moral decisions. Or (2) his serial killing tendencies are determined in nature, set off by events of which he had no control. I conclude that Dexter is, in fact, morally responsible for his actions because he is capable of second order desires
Hollander, Matthew, "The Moral Responsibility of Psychopathic Serial Killers: A Case Study in Dexter" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. 252.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.