Evil and Moral Psychology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135119805
  • ISBN-13: 9781135119805
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides both a philosophical account of what evil people are like and considers the implications of that account for social, legal, and criminal institutions. He also engages in traditional philosophical reasoning strongly informed by psychological research, especially abnormal and social psychology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Evil and Moral Psychology.
Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Mark of Cain.
1: Preliminary Matters.
2: Appendix to Chapter 1: Evil and Experimental Philosophy.
3: Taxonomies of Wickedness.
4: The Structure of Evil Character.
5: The Content of Evil Character.
6: Appendix to Chapter 4: Evil and Social Psychology.
7: Evil and Moral Responsibility.
8: Evil and Abnormal Psychology.
9: Evil and Capital Punishment.