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Moral character : an empirical theory

Author: Christian B Miller
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Most of us are not virtuous people, but neither are we vicious. Instead, our characters are decidedly mixed, and much more complex than we might have thought. Christian Miller presents an account of moral character based on mixed character traits. He explores how most of us are less than virtuous people but also morally better than the vicious.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian B Miller
ISBN: 9780199674350 0199674353
OCLC Number: 823552275
Description: xviii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dispositions, character traits, and virtues --
Guilt and helping --
Embarrassment, positive moods, and helping --
Elevation, activated moral norms, and helping --
Empathy and helping --
Negative moods, group effects, and helping --
Mixed helping traits --
Generalizing the account --
Aggression and harming others --
Lying --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christian B. Miller.
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