In recent decades the central questions of moral psychology have attracted renewed interest. Contemporary work on moral motivation and the rationality of moral action has broadened its focus to include a wide array of related issues. New interpretations of historical figures have also contributed to conceptual advances in moral psychology, in a way unparalleled in any other area of philosophy. This volume presents original work from some of the most prominent philosophers currently working on moral psychology, spanning both the historical and the contemporary problem-based approaches.
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Biographical Note

Sergio Tenenbaum is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and he is the author of Appearances of the Good: An Essay on the Nature of Practical Reason. He has also published several articles on moral psychology, metaethics, and Kant’s ethics.

Table of contents

Sergio TENENBAUM: Introduction
James DOYLE: Desire, Power and the Good in Plato’s Gorgias
Iakovos VASILIOU: Virtue and Argument in Aristotle’s Ethics
Donald AINSLIE: Character Traits and the Humean Approach to Ethics
Stephen ENGSTROM: Kant on the Agreeable and the Good
Steven ARKONOVICH: Goals, Wishes, and Reasons for Action
Carla BAGNOLI: Phenomenology of the Aftermath: Ethical Theory and the Intelligibility of Moral Experience
Philip CLARK: How Reason Can Be Practical: A Reply to Hume
Connie S. ROSATI: Mortality, Agency, and Regret
G.F. SCHUELER: Rationality and Character Traits
Michael SMITH: Is There a Nexus between Reasons and Rationality?
David SOBEL: Practical Reasons and Mistakes of Practical Rationality
Sergio TENENBAUM: The Conclusion of Practical Reason


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