Hermeneutic Moral Realism in Psychology: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Brent D. Slife, Stephen Yanchar

Routledge
Published February 18, 2019
Reference - 132 Pages
ISBN 9781138594531 - CAT# K387192
Series: Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

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Summary

Traditional sources of morality—philosophical ethics, religious standards, and cultural values—are being questioned at a time when we most need morality’s direction. Research shows that though moral direction is vital to our identities, happiness, productivity and relationships, there is a decline in its development and use, especially among younger adults.

This book argues that hermeneutic moral realism is the best hope for meeting the twenty-first century challenges of scientism, individualism, and postmodernism. In addition to providing a thorough understanding of moral realism, the volume also takes preliminary steps toward its application in important practical settings, including research, psychotherapy, politics, and publishing.

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