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Self Beyond Itself An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will

ISBN-10: 1595585370

ISBN-13: 9781595585370

Edition: 2013

Authors: Heidi M. Ravven

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 5/28/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Heidi M. Ravvenis a professor of religious studies at Hamilton College. A founding member of The Society for Empirical Ethics, Ravven has published widely in interdisciplinary journals and is the co-editor ofJewish Themes in Spinoza’s Philosophy.She lives in New York.

Acknowledgments
Searching for Ethics: How Do People Become Good (and Bad)?
Moral Lessons of the Holocaust About Good and Evil, Perpetrators and Rescuers
The Overwhelming Power of the Group and the Situation
What Happened to Ethics: The Augustinian Legacy of Free Will
Another Modernity: The Moral Naturalism of Maimonides and Spinoza
Surveying the Field: How the New Brain Sciences Are Exploring How and Why We Are (and Are Not) Ethical
Beginning Again: The Blessing and Curse of Neuroplasticity: Interpretation (Almost) All the Way Down
The Self in Itself: What We Can Learn from the New Brain Sciences About Our Sense of Self, Self-Protection, and Self-Furthering
The Self Beyond Itself: The "We That Is I" and the "I That Is We"
What Is Ethics? How Does Moral Agency Work?
Notes
Index