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Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics

Justin D'Arms and Daniel Jacobson


This book examines the moral and philosophical implications of developments in the science of ethics, the growing movement that seeks to use recent empirical findings to answer long-standing ethical questions. Efforts to make moral psychology a thoroughly empirical discipline have divided philosophers along methodological fault lines, isolating discussions that will profit more from intellectual exchange. This volume takes an even-handed approach, including chapters from advocates of empirical ethics as well as those who are skeptical of some of its central claims. Some of these chapters make ... More

Keywords: moral psychology, agency, empirical ethics, emotion, desire, moral judgment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin D'Arms, editor
Ohio State University

Daniel Jacobson, editor
University of Michigan

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