Moral Psychology Today

Essays on Values, Rational Choice, and the Will

  • David K. Chan

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 110)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-14
  2. Meta-ethics of Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen
      Pages 37-51
  3. Reason and Choice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. J.S. Biehl
      Pages 75-92
  4. Desire and Intention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. James Stacey Taylor
      Pages 109-122
    3. Michael Stocker
      Pages 123-140
    4. David K. Chan
      Pages 141-154
  5. Practical Reason

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Crystal Thorpe
      Pages 157-172
    3. Stephen Finlay
      Pages 173-191
  6. Freedom and Moral Agency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Malcolm Murray
      Pages 225-238
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


This book brings together in one volume some of the very latest developments in moral psychology that were presented at a major American conference in 2004. Moral psychology is a broad area at the intersection of moral philosophy and philosophy of mind and action. Essays in this collection deal with most of the central issues in moral psychology that are of interest to a large number of philosophers today, including important questions in normative ethical theory, meta-ethics, and applied ethics.

Each essay has been provided with its own list of references, and all essays are carefully introduced by the editor and organized thematically. Many of the ideas are introduced here in published form for the first time by an international cast of established and up-and-coming philosophers. Because of its breadth and topicality, this book will benefit professional philosophers grappling with the important questions that are addressed here, and also philosophy students approaching moral psychology for the first time in a graduate or upper undergraduate class who need an up-to-date and wide-ranging approach to the subject.

This is a book that will make an invaluable contribution to philosophical debate for many years to come.


Action theory Ethics Moral philosophy Moral psychology Motivation Philosophy of Mind Practical reasoning Rational choice The Will Values freedom knowledge morality philosophy psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • David K. Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Wisconsin – Stevens PointUSA

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