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Character : new directions from philosophy, psychology, and theology

Author: Christian B Miller; Wake Forest University.; John Templeton Foundation.; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection contains some of the best new work being done on the subject of character in philosophy, theology, and psychology. From a virtual reality simulation of the Milgram shock experiments  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian B Miller; Wake Forest University.; John Templeton Foundation.; et al
ISBN: 9780190204600 0190204605
OCLC Number: 945674401
Notes: Aquests documents deriven d'un projecte, estudiar el caràcter humà, i que el porta a terme la Wake Forest University (North Carolina, USA) sota el nom de "Character Project" amb suport de la John Templeton Foundation (Pennsylvania, USA). Per més informació aneu a l'adreça: http://thecharacterproject.com.
Description: xi, 704 p. : gràf., taules
Contents: Editors' Introduction ; Christian B. Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, William Fleeson ; Section 1: Overview of the Study of Character in Philosophy and Psychology ; Chapter 1: <"Some Foundational Questions in Philosophy about Character,>" Christian B. Miller and Angela Knobel ; Chapter 2: <"Personality Science and the Foundations of Character,>" William Fleeson, R. Michael Furr, Eranda Jayawickreme, Erik G. Helzer, Anselma G. Hartley, and Peter Meindl ; Section 2: Beliefs about Character ; Chapter 3: <"Lay Beliefs in True Altruism versus Universal Egoism,>" Jochen E. Gebauer, Constantine Sedikides, Mark R. Leary, and Jens B. Asendorpf ; Chapter 4: <"Understanding the Importance and Perceived Structure of Moral Character,>" Geoffrey P. Goodwin, Jared Piazza, and Paul Rozin ; Section 3: The Existence and Nature of Character ; Chapter 5: <"Moving Character Beyond the Person-Situation Debate - The Stable and Dynamic Nature of Virtues in Everyday Life,>" Wiebke Bleidorn ; Chapter 6: <"Character Traits in the Workplace: A Three-Month Diary Study of Moral and Immoral Organizational Behaviors,>" Taya R. Cohen and A. T. Panter ; Chapter 7: <"The Mixed Trait Model of Character Traits and the Moral Domains of Resource Distribution and Theft,>" Christian B. Miller ; Chapter 8: <"Emotion and Character,>" Charles Starkey ; Section 4: Character and Ethical Theory ; Chapter 9: <"Taking Moral Risks and Becoming Virtuous,>" Rebecca Stangl ; Chapter 10: <"Dispositions, Character, and the Value of Acts,>" Bradford Cokelet ; Chapter 11: <"Exemplarism and Admiration,>" Linda Zagzebski ; Section 5: Virtue Epistemology ; Chapter 12: <"People Listen to People Who Listen: Instilling Virtues of Deference,>" Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij ; Chapter 13: <"'Why Can't We Be Friends?' Reflections on Empirical Psychology and Virtue Epistemology,>" Nathan L. King ; Chapter 14: <"From Virtue Epistemology to Abilism: Theoretical and Empirical Developments,>" John Turri ; Section 6: Particular Virtues ; Chapter 15: <"Christian Humility as a Social Virtue,>" Mike Austin ; Chapter 16: <"A Different Kind of Wisdom,>" Angela Knobel ; Chapter 17: <"Bearing Burdens and the Character of God in the Hebrew Bible,>" Cristian Mihut ; Chapter 18: <"Domain Specificity in Self-Control,>" Angela Lee Duckworth and Eli Tsukayama ; Chapter 19: <"Can Text Messages Make People Kinder?>" Sara Konrath ; Section 7: Character Development ; Chapter 20: <"The Emergence of Moral Character in Infancy: Developmental Changes and Individual Differences in Fairness Concerns and Prosocial Behavior during the First Two Years of Life,>" Jessica A. Sommerville ; Chapter 21: <"Character Development in the School Years: Relations among Theory of Mind, Moral Identity and Positive and Negative Behavior toward Peers,>" Elizabeth A. Boerger and Anthony J. Hoffman ; Chapter 22: <"Character across Early Emerging Adulthood: Character Traits, Character Strivings, and Moral Self-Attributes,>" Erik E. Noftle ; Chapter 23: <"Etiquette and Exemplarity in Judaism,>" Tzvi Novick ; Chapter 24: <"Christian Character Formation and the Infusion of Grace,>" Ray S. Yeo ; Chapter 25: <"Necessity and Human Agency: Cultivating Character in the Reformed Christian Tradition,>" Elizabeth Cochran ; Chapter 26: <"Liturgy and the Moral Life,>" Terence Cuneo ; Chapter 27: <"Cultivating Virtues through Sartorial Practices: The Case of the Islamic Veil in Indonesia,>" Elizabeth M. Bucar ; Section 8: Challenges to Character and Virtue from Neuroscience and Situationism ; Chapter 28: <"Character Traits and the Neuroscience of Social Behavior,>" Daniel McKaughan ; Chapter 29: <"Character and Coherence: Testing the Stability of Naturalistically Observed Daily Moral Behavior,>" Matthias R. Mehl, Kathryn L. Bollich, John M. Doris, and Simine Vazire ; Chapter 30: <"Taking Evil into the Lab: Exploring the Frontiers of Morality and Individual Differences,>" David Gallardo-Pujol, Elizabet Orekhova, Veronica Benet-Martinez, and Mel Slater ; Chapter 31: <"War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame,>" Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale ; Index
Responsibility: edited by Christian B. Miller [et al.,].

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