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moral psychology


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


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E thics, philosophy of law An essential part of ethics, especially contemporary virtue ethics , concerned with the structure and phenomenological analysis of those psychological phenomena that have great bearing on moral behavior or action. These phenomena include cognitive states such as deliberation and choice; emotional states such as love , mercy, satisfaction, guilt , remorse, and shame; and desires , character, and personality. Moral psychology aims to improve understanding of human motivation and also has a role in the philosophy of law. “The problem of the origin of moral judgements and moral sentiments, which is often discussed in ‘ethical’ writings … but nonetheless belongs to the province of moral psychology.” Pap, Elements of Analytic Philosophy ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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