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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology


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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology is a probing inquiry into the disconnect between moral philosophy and empirical approaches to ethics. Drawing on a refreshing range of examples -- including student protest movements, racial oppression, education policy, and life expectancy outcomes -- Fedyk offers a promising strategy for bringing normative theory into alignment with the social sciences. -- Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York, Graduate Center This book synthesizes a huge range of interdisciplinary material, from biology and psychology to sociology and philosophical ethics. It draws together many current threads in moral psychology research and presents an original proposal for what should come next. -- Regina Rini, Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics, New York University

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Mark Fedyk is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University.


Mark Fedyk is on a mission to correct the way we incorporate empirical research, especially social scientific research, into moral psychology and ethics. For those interested in philosophical methodology, many chapters, if not the entire book, are essential reading.

-Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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