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Description - The Sources of Moral Agency by John Deigh

The essays in this collection are concerned with the psychology of moral agency. They focus on moral feelings and moral motivation, and seek to understand the operations and origins of these phenomena as rooted in the natural desires and emotions of human beings. An important feature of the essays, and one that distinguishes the book from most philosophical work in moral psychology, is the attention to the writings of Freud. An underlying theme of the volume is a critique of influential, rationalist accounts of moral agency.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521556224
ISBN-10: 0521556228
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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