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Character

Edited by Christian B. Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel and William Fleeson

Published in print November 2015 | ISBN: 9780190204600
Published online November 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190204624 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204600.001.0001
Character

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This book contains new work on character from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and psychology. From a virtual reality simulation of the Milgram shock experiments, to understanding the virtue of modesty in Muslim societies, to defending soldiers’ moral responsibility for committing war crimes, these chapters break new ground and significantly advance our understanding of character. The main topics covered fall under the heading of our beliefs about character, the existence and nature of character traits, character and ethical theory, virtue epistemology, the nature of particular virtues, character development, and challenges to character and virtue from neuroscience and situationism. The book significantly shapes discussions of character in scholarship.

Keywords: character; virtue; vice; situationism; character trait; character development; disposition; personality

Book.  720 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy ; Philosophy

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