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Published: 09 January 2014

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780199348169

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In Praise of Desire

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

Oxford Moral Theory

  • Offers a new defense of desire-centered moral psychology.
  • Treats desires as non-cognitive states and does not attempt to refine or constrain them before holding that they make possible action for the morally right reasons, praiseworthy action, and virtue.
  • Integrates psychology and neuroscience into an otherwise very traditionally philosophical account of our mental relationship to the moral.
  • Shows that desire-centered moral psychology can be richer and more complex than philosophers commonly believe it to be.