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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology

Mark Fedyk

Abstract

In this book, Mark Fedyk offers a novel analysis of the relationship between moral psychology and allied fields in the social sciences. Fedyk shows how the social sciences can be integrated with moral philosophy, argues for the benefits of such an integration, and offers a new ethical theory that can be used to bridge research between the two. Fedyk argues that moral psychology should take a social turn, investigating the psychological processes that motivate patterns of social behavior defined as ethical using normative information extracted from the social sciences. He points out methodologi ... More

Keywords: moral psychology, morality, social psychology, cognitive science, epistemology, social institutions, normativity, applied ethics, naturalism, evolutionary ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035569
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Fedyk, author
Mount Allison University