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Hardcover | $60.00 Short | £41.95 | ISBN: 9780262195645 | 592 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 6 illus.| October 2007
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Moral Psychology, Volume 3

The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development


For much of the twentieth century, philosophy and science went their separate ways. In moral philosophy, fear of the so-called naturalistic fallacy kept moral philosophers from incorporating developments in biology and psychology. Since the 1990s, however, many philosophers have drawn on recent advances in cognitive psychology, brain science, and evolutionary psychology to inform their work. This collaborative trend is especially strong in moral philosophy, and these three volumes bring together some of the most innovative work by both philosophers and psychologists in this emerging interdisciplinary field.

Contributors to Volume 3:
Abigail Baird (Vassar College), William Casebeer (Air Force Academy), Cordelia Fine (Monash University), Nathan Fox (University of Maryland), Uta Frith (University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), Jordan Grafman (National Institute of Health), Joshua Greene (Harvard University), Catherine Hynes (School of Psychology, University of Queensland), Fatima Azavedo Ignacio (Cognitive Psychology, Instituto Philippe Pinel), Richard Joyce (Australian National University Research School of Social Science), Jerome Kagan (Harvard University) Leonard Katz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Kent Kiehl (Yale University), Jeanette Kennett (Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University), Melanie Killen (University of Maryland), Daniel Lapsley (Ball State University), Heidi Maibom (Carleton University), Victoria McGeer (Princeton University), John Mikhail (Georgetown Law School), Jorge Moll (National Institute of Health), Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona), Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza (Universidade do Rio de Janeiro), Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College), Mirella L. M. F. Paiva (National Institutes of Health), Jana Schaich Borg (Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living), Katrina Sifferd (Dartmouth College), Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Dartmouth College), Michael Smith (Princeton University), Mark Timmons (University of Arizona), Frederick de Vignemont (Institut des sciences cognitives, CNRS), Paul Whalen (Dartmouth College), Roland Zahn (National Institute of Health).

About the Editor

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at Duke University and the editor of the previous volumes of Moral Psychology, all published by the MIT Press.


"Moral Psychology is a remarkable publishing achievement. Sinnott-Armstronghas a real talent for drawing together the cutting-edge researchers in thefield, and letting them present their positions and challenge each other.These three substantial volumes cover many of the newer and more excitingissues being raised in ethics and moral psychology today. Essential readingfor anyone who wants to know where the field is heading."
Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the UniversityCenter for Human Values, Princeton University

"In the last decade moral psychology has been transformed into one of themost interesting and important areas of interdisciplinary research—afield where philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologistsand economists interact productively. Recent theories and findings havegenerated a genuine and justified sense of intellectual excitement. If youwant to see what all the excitement is about, this book is a great place tostart."
Stephen Stich, Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy and CognitiveScience, Rutgers University

"Moral Psychology represents a powerful and penetrating discussion of the emerging science of moral behavior. Each volume cross-examines important arguments which lead to fascinating dialogues on this compelling subject. With these volumes, Sinnot-Armstrong is revealed as a leading mind in this field."
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Director, Sage Center for the Study of the Mind, University of California, Santa Barbara