From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

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From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

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In this wide-ranging, accessible book, Martin asks: are we replacing morality with therapy, in potentially confusing and dangerous ways, or are we creatively integrating morality and mental health? Martin touches on practical concerns like love, work, self-respect, self-fulfillment, guilt, depression, crime, violence, and addictions. He uses examples from popular culture as well as drawing on a line of thought that includes Plato, the Stoics, Freud, Nietzsche, and contemporary psychotherapeutic theories. In the end, Martin convincingly shows how both morality and mental health are inextricably intertwined in our pursuit of a meaningful life

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From Morality to Mental Health Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture Mike W. Martin OUP USA Practical and Professional Ethics 248 pages | 234x156mm 978-0-19-530471-8

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Oxford University Press

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New York, NY

Keywords

Mental Illness, Ethics, Virtues, Vices, Psychotherapy, Moral and Ethical Aspects, Ethical Relativism, Ethical Theory, Mental Disorders, Morals, Social Values

Disciplines

Continental Philosophy | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Philosophy | Philosophy of Mind | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy | Theory and Philosophy

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