A Psychological Approach to Ethical Reality

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Elsevier, Nov 16, 2000 - Philosophy - 236 pages
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The pre-eminent 19th century British ethicist, Henry Sidgwick once said:
"All important ethical notions are also psychological, except perhaps the fundamental antitheses of 'good' and 'bad' and 'wrong', with which psychology, as it treats of what is and not of what ought to be, is not directly concerned" (quoted in T.N. Tice and T.P. Slavens, 1983).

Sidgwick's statement can be interpreted to mean that psychology is relevant for ethics or that psychological knowledge contributes to the construction of an ethical reality. This interpretation serves as the basic impetus to this book, but Sidgwick's statement is also analyzed in detail to demonstrate why a current exposition on the relevance of psychology for ethical reality is necessary and germane.
 

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Contents

Prolegomena
1
Prolegomena
23
Chapter 3 Why Psychology is Interested in Ethics
35
Chapter 4 Why A Psychological Analysis Of Ethics is Necessary
57
Types Of Moral Judgments
63
Domain of Ethical Phenomena
83
Existential Status of Moral JudgmentsValue Qualities
103
Chapter 8 Metaphysics Contentual Ethical Issues
121
Construction of an Ethical Reality
159
Bibliography
195
Name Index
205
Subject Index
207
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