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Psychology contra Morality

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter summarizes key elements of the challenge psychology has posed to morality beginning with Freud and extending to three consequential claims of the current literature on social psychology ... More


Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Amanda Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contemporary culture is saturated with psychological concepts and ideas, from anxiety to narcissism to trauma. While it might seem that concern over psychological conditions is intrinsically oriented ... More


Minds, Machines, and Giving a Damn: From Powers to Percy

Robert Chodat

in The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190682156
eISBN:
9780190682187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The 1960s saw the triumph of cognitive science over behaviorism. This chapter examines three literary–philosophical objections to this shift: “West Coast” phenomenology, Richard Powers’s Galatea 2.2, ... More


Introduction

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Although it is widely observed that a consequential “turn to ethics” took place in the field of literary criticism beginning in the late 1980s, this book argues that a broader cultural privileging of ... More


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