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Questions of Character

Iskra Fileva


This anthology brings together first-rate philosophers with a variety of backgrounds, as well as scholars from psychology, economics, and law in order to deliver a collection that captures the multifaceted nature of human character. The chapters are organized thematically and grouped under five headings. Part I “Character in Ethics” contains chapters discussing character in relation to a number of moral philosophers and philosophies: Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Nietzsche, and consequentialism. The chapters in Part II “Character in Moral Psychology” constitute attempts to illuminate: the connections ... More

Keywords: character, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Situationism, conative and cognitive aspects of virtue, psychiatric disorders, judicial virtues, cognitive value of literature

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199357703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iskra Fileva, editor
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

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9 Virtue and Cognition

Alison Hills

13 Promises and Consistency

Rachel Cohon and Jason D’Cruz

16 The Psychology of Character, Reputation, and Gossip

T. L. Hayes, Robert Hogan, and Nicholas Emler

17 Scrupulous Characters and Mental Illness

Jesse S. Summers and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

19 Character and History

Daniel Little

20 The “Character” of Profit and Loss

Juan Pablo Couyoumdjian Netle and Michael C. Munger

24 Fiction in the Brain

Gonzalo Munévar

26 A Miscast of Character

Christy Mag Uidhir

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