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From Morality to Mental HealthVirtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture$
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Mike W. Martin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304718

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195304713.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

Culture Wars

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(p.191) Epilogue
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From Morality to Mental Health
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Mike W. Martin (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195304713.003.Epilogue

This epilogue presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that America's therapeutic trend in ethics — the tendency to approach moral matters in terms of mental health — was politicized by America's culture wars during the second half of the 20th century. It comments on the political resonance of three themes: healthy morality, responsibility for health, and mental health as moral-laden.

Keywords:   therapy, politicization, ethics, mental health, culture wars, morality, health

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