What Makes Us Moral?: On the Capacities and Conditions for Being Moral

2014.05.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bert Musschenga and Anton van Harskamp (eds.), What Makes Us Moral?: On the Capacities and Conditions for Being Moral,
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2014.05.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bert Musschenga and Anton van Harskamp (eds.), What Makes Us Moral?: On the Capacities and Conditions for Being Moral, Springer, 2013, 352pp., $179.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789400763425. Reviewed by Elise Springer, Wesleyan University This volume emerges from a 2011 interdisciplinary conference held in Amsterdam by the same name (sans subtitle). Philosophy is well represented in it, and Bert Musschenga provides the introduction. Anton van Harskamp works in anthropology and religion; additional contributions come from the above fields as well as economics, neuroscience, psychology, and literature. The editors have sifted through over fifty conference papers to focus on 18, yet these still vary in their depth and value. Especially given its prohibitive price, few individuals will find this collection worth purchasing. Yet some institutions will be generous enough to make it available, at least in electronic. . .

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