Rowman and Littlefield International

The Moral Psychology of Admiration

Edited by Alfred Archer, André Grahle

Publication date:

25 March 2019

Length of book:

266 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN-13: 9781786607683

By bringing the work of philosophers and psychologists together this volume is an interdisciplinary, though predominantly philosophical, exploration of an often discussed but rarely researched emotion; admiration. By exploring the moral psychology of admiration the volume examines the nature of this emotion, how it relates to other emotions such as wonder, envy and pride and what role admiration plays in our moral lives. As to the latter, a strong focus is on the potential link between admiration, emulation and the improvement of our characters, as well as of society as a whole.
Admiration is a central but much neglected ethical notion. This new book edited by Alfred Archer and Andre Grahle helps to make up for this neglect. A much needed and very welcome volume.