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Palgrave Studies in Comparative East-West Philosophy
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Between Psychology and Philosophy

East-West Themes and Beyond

Authors: Slote, Michael A.

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  • Uses insights from psychology to develop philosophical accounts of emotion, empathy, and human development
  • Presents compelling accounts of how and why Western philosophical thought eschews acknowledgement of emotion
  • Demonstrates that philosophy of mind requires recognition of emotion
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This open access book discusses a variety of important but unprecedented ways in which psychology can be useful to philosophy. The early chapters illustrate this theme via comparisons between Chinese and Western philosophy. It is argued that the Chinese notion of a heart-mind is superior to the Western concept of mind, but then, more even-handedly, the relative strengths and weaknesses of Chinese and Western thought overall are critically examined. In later chapters, the philosophical uses of psychology are treated more specifically in relation to major issues in Western philosophy.  Michael Slote shows that empathy and emotion play a role in speech acts (like assertion and thanking) that speech act theory has totally ignored. Similarly, he treats the age-old question of whether justice pays using psychological material that has not previously been recognized. Finally, the implications of psychological egoism are discussed in terms of some new psychological and, indeed, human distinctions. Human life is pervaded by instincts and aspirations that are neither egoistic nor altruistic, and recognizing that fact can help put egoism in its place. It is less of a challenge to morality than we have realized.

About the authors

Michael Slote is UST Professor of Ethics at the University of Miami. A member of the Royal Irish Academy and former Tanner Lecturer, he has inaugurated the Feng Qi Lectures at East China Normal University and the Nankai University Lectures in East and West Philosophy.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22503-2
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Hardcover 29,12 €
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  • Due: October 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22502-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Between Psychology and Philosophy
Book Subtitle
East-West Themes and Beyond
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comparative East-West Philosophy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22503-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22503-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22502-5
Series ISSN
2662-2378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
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