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作者 Barry, Peter Brian
書名 Evil and Moral Psychology
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
國際標準書號 9781135119805 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (389 pages)
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系列 Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory Ser
Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory Ser
附註 Cover -- Half Title -- Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 Preliminary Matters -- Appendix to Chapter 1: Evil and Experimental Philosophy -- 2 Taxonomies of Wickedness -- 3 The Structure of Evil Character -- 4 The Content of Evil Character -- Appendix to Chapter 4: Evil and Social Psychology -- 5 Evil and Moral Responsibility -- 6 Evil and Abnormal Psychology -- 7 Evil and Capital Punishment -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology-the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides both a philosophical account of what evil people are like and considers the implications of that account for social, legal, and criminal institutions. He also engages in traditional philosophical reasoning strongly informed by psychological research, especially abnormal and social psychology. In response to the popularity of phrases like "the axis of evil" and the ease with which politicians and others describe their opponents as "evil," Barry sets out to make clear just what it is to be an evil person
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Barry, Peter Brian Evil and Moral Psychology London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415532907
主題 Good and evil -- Psychological aspects.;Ethics -- Psychological aspects.;Psychology -- Moral and ethical aspects.;Psychology and philosophy
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