Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory


Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory



Moral psychology studies the features of cognition, judgement, perception, and emotion that make human beings capable of moral action. Perspectives from feminist and race theory immensely enrich moral psychology. Writers who take these perspectives ask questions about mind, feeling, and action in contexts of social difference and unequal power and opportunity. These essays by a distinguished international cast of philosophers explore moral psychology as it connects to social life, scientific studies, and literature.



Publication Date



Rowman & Littlefield


Lanham, MD


Feminist Philosophy | Philosophy


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Part I

Chapter 2 Matters of Feeling

Chapter 3 Trust and Terror

Chapter 4 Intimidation

Chapter 5 Gratitude, Obligation, and Individualism

Chapter 6 "What's a Woman Worth? What's Life Worth? Without Self-Respect!": On the Value of Evaluative Self-Respect

Part II

Chapter 7 Thought into Action

Chapter 8 Moral Mindfulness

Chapter 9 The Social Situation of Sincerity: Austen's Emma and Lovibond's Ethical Formation

Chapter 10 The Preferences of Women

Chapter 11 Models of Mind and Memory Activities

Part III

Chapter 12 Acting Responsibly

Chapter 13 Torture in Ordinary Circumstances

Chapter 14 "Ideal Theory" as Ideology

Chapter 15 Blame, Oppression, and Diminished Moral Competence

Chapter 16 Woman Centered: A Feminist Ethic of Responsibility