Moral psychology studies the features of cognition, judgement, perception and emotion that make human beings capable of moral action. Perspectives from feminist and race theory immensely enrich moral psychology. Writers who take these perspectives ask questions about mind, feeling, and action in contexts of social difference and unequal power and opportunity. These essays by a distinguished international cast of philosophers explore moral psychology as it connects to social life, scientific studies, and literature.
Peggy DesAutels is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton. Margaret Urban Walker is Lincoln Professor of Ethics, Justice, and the Public Sphere at Arizona State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part 1: Matters of Feeling Chapter 3 Trust and Terror Chapter 4 Intimidation Chapter 5 Gratitude, Obligation, and Individualism Chapter 6 "What's a Woman Worth? What's Life Worth? Without Self-Respect!": On the Value of Evaluative Self-Respect Part 7 Part 3: Thought into Action Chapter 8 Moral Mindfulness Chapter 9 The Social Situation of Sincerity: Austen's Emma and Lovibond's Ethical Formation Chapter 10 The Preferences of Women Chapter 11 Models of Mind and Memory Activities Part 12 Part 3: Acting Responsibly Chapter 13 Torture in Ordinary Circumstances Chapter 14 "Ideal Theory" as Ideology Chapter 15 Blame, Oppression, and Diminished Moral Competence Chapter 16 Woman Centered: A Feminist Ethic of Responsibility