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Robert Roberts is Distinguished Professor of Ethics Emeritus at Baylor University.
Daniel Telech is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
 The Emotion-Virtue-Debt Triad of Gratitude: An Introduction to The Moral Psychology of Gratitude, Daniel Telech & Robert Roberts / Part 1: REASONS AND ACTION /  Gratitude: Generic vs. Deep, Hichem Naar /  Acting from Gratitude, Terrance McConnell / Part 2: GRATITUDE, RIGHTS, AND DUTIES /  Obligations of Gratitude: Directedness Without Rights, Adrienne M. Martin /  Debts of Gratitude, Agnes Callard /  Gratitude, Rights and Benefit, Coleen Macnamara /  Do Children Owe Their Parents Gratitude?, Cameron Fenton / Part 3: GRATITUDE AS A REACTIVE ATTITUDE /  Gratitude as a Second-Personal Attitude (of the Heart), Stephen Darwall /  Gratitude and Resentment: Some Asymmetries, D. Justin Coates /  Gratitude and Norms: On the Social Function of Gratitude, Bennett W. Helm / Part 4: AUTHENTIC SELVES AND BRAINS /  Neural Perspective on Gratitude, Christina Karns /  Gratitude, Authenticity, and Self-Authorship, Jack J. Bauer & Colin Shanahan / Part 5: GRATITUDE & VIRTUE /  Gratitude as a Virtue, Sophie Grace Chappell /  Gratitude, Truth and Lies, David Carr /  Cross-Pollination in the Gardens of Virtue, Liz Gulliford /  The Virtue of Gratitude and its Associated Vices, Tony Manela /  Gratitude, Friendship, and Mutuality: Reflections on Three Characters in Bleak House, Robert Roberts
In fifteen thoughtful essays and an introduction, The Moral Psychology of Gratitude expands our thinking about gratitude in new directions. Contributors analyze gratitude from a number of philosophical angles, in essays about reasons and action, rights and duties, gratitude as a reactive attitude, and gratitude and virtue. Some philosophical discussions, such as those of Carr and Roberts, are informed by literature. An interdisciplinary turn is also taken in the two contributions to the section on ‘Authentic Selves and Brains.’ In addition to philosophers, a neuroscientist and two psychologists offer their perspectives on gratitude. The result is a volume offering a unique, state-of-the-art examination of gratitude that is not to be missed.
— Nancy E. Snow, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma
This collection is a thoroughly satisfying example of how our everyday experiences and relationships provide us with an invitation to take on big philosophical questions. The editors have brought together an excellent group of scholars. Each begins with familiar cases of gratitude but ends up somewhere fascinatingly different.
— Linda Radzik, Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Written with admirable clarity and liveliness, the contributions to this book explore gratitude in all of its dimensions as a positive emotion, a virtue, a reactive attitude, and as the grounding of some kind of debt. Ranging from philosophy, to psychology and to neuroscience this collection is an essential reference point for future research on this topic. We owe Daniel Telech and Robert Roberts a debt of gratitude for skilfully assembling such an exciting volume.
— Alessandra Tanesini, Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University