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From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

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2019.05.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Deigh, From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism, Oxford University Press, 2018, 275pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190878597. Reviewed by Karsten R. Stueber, College of the Holy Cross Since ancient times, philosophers have wondered how exactly to account for the status of morality in the lives of human beings. Ancient philosophers were very much concerned with understanding how our moral lives are grounded in the structure of our psyche and how its various parts, specifically reason and emotions, contribute to making us moral agents who feel bound by the demands of virtue and justice. Yet merely integrating psychological considerations within the context of one's moral philosophy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for counting as an ethical naturalist. Plato certainly had some interesting things to say about moral psychology, but he argued that the objectivity of moral judgments and the authority of moral norms are ultimately... Read More

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