Character

Character : New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

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Description

This collection contains some of the best new work being done on the subject of character from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and psychology. From creating 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 31 chapters break much 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.

These papers stem from the work of the Character Project (www.thecharacterproject.com) at Wake Forest University, generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation. This collection is truly unique in featuring the work of many young, up-and-coming voices in their fields with new perspectives to offer. Together their work will significantly shape discussions of character for years to come.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 170 x 237 x 54mm | 1,052g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 27
  • 0190204605
  • 9780190204600
  • 1,663,680

Table of 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:
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Review quote

Character is diverse in a disciplinary sense, as noted, and in a theological sense as well ... What Miller and his colleagues have accomplished (and continue to pursue) is not only admirable, it is valuablenecessary even. * C. Travis Webb, Reading Religion *
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About Christian B. Miller

Christian B. Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and Director of the Character Project.
R. Michael Furr is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University and Psychology Co-Director for the Character Project.
Angela Knobel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America and Theology Director of the Character Project.
William Fleeson is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University and Psychology Co-Director for the Character Project.
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