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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology

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2017.10.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Fedyk, The Social Turn in Moral Psychology, MIT Press, 2017, 246 pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262035569. Reviewed by Adam R. Thompson, University of Nebraska Mark Fedyk is on a mission to correct the way we incorporate empirical research, especially social scientific research, into moral psychology and ethics. For those interested in philosophical methodology, many chapters, if not the entire book, are essential reading. And, interestingly, Fedyk's arguments may extend beyond the bounds of ethics into other fields. That's the good news, on which I'll expand shortly. First, some bad news. Though the work pays off, it is sometimes frustrating to discern what exactly Fedyk is up to in the beginning and at stops along the way. For instance, for such a concise book, he does not offer a succinct statement of his project or overall argument. One bit of... Read More

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