Psychology of the Moral Self

Psychology of the Moral Self

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After more than ten years teaching ancient Greek history and philosophy at University College, Oxford, the British philosopher and political theorist Bernard Bosanquet (1848-1923) resigned from his post to spend more time writing. He was particularly interested in contemporary social theory, including the social ramifications of the growing field of psychology, and this book, published in 1897, is a collection of his lectures on this topic. The ten lectures explore many aspects of psychology and its relationship to larger philosophical and ethical issues. Bosanquet poses the question whether psychology takes a subjective point of view, while other sciences take an objective one. He discusses classic psychological themes such as the ego, the soul, self-consciousness, emotion and feeling, and individual volition. Bosanquet's observations in these concise essays offer the perspective of a leading nineteenth-century thinker on this growing and influential field of scientific and social inquiry.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139149792
  • 9781139149792

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The psychological point of view; 2. General nature of psychical events; 3. Cognition - the growth of consciousness; 4. The organisation of intelligence; 5. Self-consciousness; 6. Feeling; 7. Volition; 8. Volition (continued); 9. Reasonable action; 10. Body and soul.
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