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Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Amanda Anderson


Contemporary culture is saturated with psychological concepts and ideas, from anxiety to narcissism to trauma. While it might seem that concern over psychological conditions is intrinsically oriented toward moral questions about what promotes individual and collective well-being, from the advent of Freudian psychoanalysis in the late nineteenth century up to recent findings in cognitive science, psychology has posed a continuing challenge to traditional concepts of moral deliberation, judgment, and action, all core components of moral philosophy and central to understandings of character and t ... More

Keywords: literary criticism, psychology, social psychology, morality, cognitive science, humanities, normativity, ideology, object relations theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198755821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Anderson, author
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English and Director, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University

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