The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil [NOOK Book]

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The way an individual's psychology is intertwined with their morality is the subject of this fascinating book from the pen of the late Ilham Dilman.

Dilman convincingly argues that evil, though it cannot be reduced to psychological terms (it is a moral concept) is explicable in terms of an individual person's psychology. Goodness, by ...
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The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil

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Overview

The way an individual's psychology is intertwined with their morality is the subject of this fascinating book from the pen of the late Ilham Dilman.

Dilman convincingly argues that evil, though it cannot be reduced to psychological terms (it is a moral concept) is explicable in terms of an individual person's psychology. Goodness, by contrast, comes from the person and not their psychology.

Philosophers the world over will want to read this book and see how Dilman skilfully defends his arguments.
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"The work is an important and insightful contribution to moral philosophy. Dilman's ideas have a long philosophical and , indeed religious lineage, but they are put forward with impressive argumentation, drawing upon philosophy, psychology and literature. No more modern and sophisticated a philosopher has tackled the themes that Dilman develops" - Herbert Morris, UCLA
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Meet the Author

Ilham Dilman was Professor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wales, Swansea until his death in 2003. His impeccable publications record includesFree Will which is also published by Routledge.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the book's structure and contents 1
1 Body and soul 8
2 The self and its identity in human life 23
3 The self in psychoanalysis : Heinz Kohut and narcissism 44
4 Shame, guilt and remorse 66
5 Psychology and human behaviour : is there a limit to psychological explanation? 82
6 Morality and psychological health 101
7 Goodness, evil and their respective psychologies 122
8 Good and evil : summing up and taking stock 147
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