In Moral Psychology with Nietzsche (PDF); Brian Leiter defends a set of radical ideas from Nietzsche: there is no objectively true morality; no one is ever morally responsible; there is no free will; and our conscious thoughts and reasoning play almost no major role in our actions and how our lives unfold. Leiter offers a new interpretation of main themes of Nietzsche’s moral psychology; including his anti-realism about the value (including epistemic value); his account of moral judgment and its association to the emotions; his skepticism about free will and moral responsibility; his conception of the will and agency; his epiphenomenalism about particular kinds of conscious mental states; and his views about the heritability of psychological traits. In combining exegesis with the argument; Leiter connects the views of philosophers like Harry Frankfurt; Gary Watson and T. M. Scanlon; and psychologists including Daniel Wegner; Stanley Milgram and Benjamin Libet. Nietzsche emerges not simply as a museum piece from the history of ideas; but as a psychologist and philosopher who exceeds David Hume for insight into human nature and the human mind; anticipates later developments in empirical psychology again and again; and continues to provide sophisticated and unsettling challenges to much conventional wisdom in both psychology and philosophy.
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