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Character gap : how good are we?

Author: Christian B Miller
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2018.
Series: Philosophy in action.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as decent people. We may not be saints, but we are still honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. Miller argues here that we are badly mistaken in thinking this. Hundreds of recent studies in psychology tell a different story: that we all have serious character flaws that prevent us from being as good as we think we are - and that we do not even  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian B Miller
ISBN: 0190264233 9780190264239
OCLC Number: 1007306236
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: AcknowledgementsPrefacePart One: What is Character and Why is it Important?Chapter One: What Are We Talking About?Chapter Two: Why Should We Bother Developing a Good Character?Part Two: What Does Our Character Actually Look Like Today??Chapter Three: HelpingChapter Four: HarmingChapter Five: LyingChapter Six: CheatingChapter Seven: Putting the Pieces about Character TogetherPart Three: What Can We Do to Improve Our Characters?Chapter Eight: Some Initial and Less Promising StrategiesChapter Nine: Some Strategies with More Promise for Improving Our CharactersChapter Ten: Improving Our Characters with Divine AssistanceWorks Cited
Series Title: Philosophy in action.
Responsibility: Christian B. Miller.


We like to think of ourselves and our friends and families as pretty good people. The more we put our characters to the test, however, the more we see that we are decidedly a mixed bag. Fortunately  Read more...


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The Character Gap is a careful and accessible entry point into the complicated topic of human moral character. * Journal of Markets and Morality * Dietrich Bonhoeffer taught us that nothing that we Read more...

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