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Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Brian Leiter


This book offers both a reading and defense of Nietzsche’s moral psychology, drawing on both empirical psychological results and contemporary philosophical positions and arguments. Among the views explained and defended are: anti-realism about all value, including epistemic value; a kind of sentimentalism about evaluative judgment; epiphenomenalism about certain conscious mental states, including those involved in the conscious experience of willing; and radical skepticism about free will and moral responsibility. Psychological research, from Daniel Wegner’s work on the experience of willing t ... More

Keywords: moral anti-realism, epistemic anti-realism, perspectivism, epiphenomenalism, sentimentalism, free will, compatibilism, libertarianism, hard determinism

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199696505
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199696505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Leiter, author
Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values, University of Chicago

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