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On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Jerome Neu


This book explores moral questions that go beyond the issues commonly considered in the ethics of action. Can there be an ethics of emotion or an ethics of fantasy? If what we feel and what we think are beyond the direct control of our will, does it make sense to set norms or standards for us to aim at in those spheres, or does anything go? What are the limits of our freedom? And what are the sources of our standards? Are they themselves a matter of arbitrary feeling or do there exist authorities we might turn to in order to find our way? We are told that authenticity is valuable, that we must ... More

Keywords: moral questions, ethics of action, ethics of emotion, ethics of fantasy, Plato, Freud, Satre, Spinoza, reflexive-knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199862986
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerome Neu, author
University of California, Santa Cruz