24.120 Moral Psychology


Class Info

An examination of philosophical theories of action and motivation in the light of empirical findings from social psychology, sociology and neuroscience. Topics include belief, desire, and moral motivation; sympathy and empathy; intentions and other committing states; strength of will and weakness of will; free will; addiction and compulsion; guilt, shame and regret; evil; self-knowledge and self-deception; virtues and character traits.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.120 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by T. Schapiro.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-180.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-M.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 24.120 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Moral Psychology site or on the 24.120 Stellar site.

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