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From Personality to Virtue: Essays on the Philosophy of Character

Alberto Masala and Jonathan Webber


Character plays a central role in our everyday understanding and evaluation of ourselves and one another. It informs the expectations that ground our plans and projects, our moral responses to other people’s behaviour and to opportunities we ourselves face, and our political decisions concerning formal education, criminal punishment, and other aspects of social organization. The very idea that people have persisting character traits that explain their behaviour is woven throughout the fabric of our culture. These philosophical essays clarify this idea of character, analyse its relation with th ... More

Keywords: agency, character, cognition, education, ethics, personality, psychology, punishment, virtue, wisdom

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alberto Masala, editor
Paris-Sorbonne University

Jonathan Webber, editor
Cardiff University

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