In this concluding chapter, I shall do three things: (1) State the main conclusions that I have drawn in the text and summarize the main tenets of the interpretive-pragmatic outlook on psychology and morality. (2) Raise some relevant objections and challenges to the interpretive-pragmatic framework, which will hopefully ­elucidate some problematic points and suggest things to work with, in the future. (3) Briefly analyze some central psychological concepts in light of the interpretive-pragmatic framework to illustrate how these concepts can be reinterpreted as moral concepts. This analysis can be considered as a kind of research menu for further theoretical and empirical investigations of psychology as a moral science.


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  1. 1.Department of Communication and PsychologyUniversity of AalborgAalborgDenmark

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