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Moral Psychology with Nietzsche$
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Brian Leiter

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780199696505

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199696505.001.0001

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The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology

The Case for Nietzschean Moral Psychology

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Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Brian Leiter

Joshua Knobe

Oxford University Press

This chapter (co-authored with Joshua Knobe) reviews a vast body of evidence from empirical psychology—for example, concerning the role of conscious decision in behavior, and the relative influence of heritability versus upbringing on character traits—demonstrating the superiority of Nietzsche’s moral psychology, as defended throughout the book, to the moral psychologies associated with Aristotle and Kant, which are based on false and often fantastic assumptions about human psychology.

Keywords:   Aristotle, Kant, heredity, fatalism, traits, upbringing, conscious decision, Joshua Knobe

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