Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

Peggy DesAutels, University of Dayton
Margaret Urban Walker, Marquette University

Peggy DesAutels and Margaret Urban Walker. Moral Psychology: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Lanham, Md. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004. Permalink: This material is still protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Please contact the publisher for permission to copy, distribute, or reprint.


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.