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This subject explores various issues in the psychology of morals, paying particular attention to the relation between moral psychology and meta-ethics. Specific topics for discussion may include: autonomy and responsibility, recent feminist work on moral psychology, the role of emotion in moral psychology, values and the self, and the feminised versus the Kantian sublime.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this class will:
- have a detailed knowledge of some of the main philosophical issues in moral psychology.
- have acquired the ability to critically engage with important literature on the issues discussed.
- have a sophisticated understanding of the relation of moral psychology to other areas of philosophy such as meta-ethics.
Last updated: 6 December 2019