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Epilogue

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780195304718
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786572 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195304713.003.Epilogue

Series: Practical and Professional Ethics

Epilogue

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This epilogue presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that America's therapeutic trend in ethics — the tendency to approach moral matters in terms of mental health — was politicized by America's culture wars during the second half of the 20th century. It comments on the political resonance of three themes: healthy morality, responsibility for health, and mental health as moral-laden.

Keywords: therapy; politicization; ethics; mental health; culture wars; morality; health

Chapter.  1532 words. 

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