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Minding the gap : moral ideals and moral improvement

Author: Karen Stohr
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book is an exploration of how we narrow the gap between our moral ideals and our actual selves. It develops an account of moral improvement as a practical project requiring a good moral neighborhood. Moral neighborhoods are constructed through social practices that instantiate moral ideals in a flawed world"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stohr, Karen.
Minding the gap.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019017261
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Stohr
ISBN: 9780190867522 0190867523
OCLC Number: 1089576361
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The gap --
Where we stand --
Moral identities --
Moral aspirations --
Moral neighborhoods --
Moral stagecraft --
Social pretense --
Self-deprecation --
Being agreeable --
The veil of philanthropy.
Responsibility: Karen Stohr.

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