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作者 Miller, Christian B., author
書名 The character gap : how good are we? / Christian B. Miller
出版項 ©2018
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9780190264222 (hardback)
0190264225 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  179.9 M6129cha 2018    在架上  -  30500101552258
說明 xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Philosophy in action
Philosophy in action
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index
Part I. What is Character and Why is it Important? What Are We Talking About? ; Why Bother Developing a Good Character? -- Part II. What Does Our Character Actually Look Like Today? Helping ; Harming ; Lying ; Cheating ; Putting the Pieces Together -- Part III. What Can We Do to Improve Our Characters? Some Less Promising Strategies ; Some Strategies with More Promise ; Improving Our Characters with Divine Assistance
"We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as decent people. We may not be saints, but we are still honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. Miller argues here that we are badly mistaken in thinking this. Hundreds of recent studies in psychology tell a different story: that we all have serious character flaws that prevent us from being as good as we think we are - and that we do not even recognize that these flaws exist. But neither are most of us cruel or dishonest. Instead, Miller argues, we are a mixed bag. On the one hand, most of us in a group of bystanders will do nothing as someone cries out for help in an emergency. Yet it is also true that there will be many times when we will selflessly come to the aid of a complete stranger - and resist the urge to lie, cheat, or steal even if we could get away with it. Much depends on cues in our social environment. Miller uses this recent psychological literature to explain what the notion of "character" really means today, and how we can use this new understanding to develop a character better in sync with the kind of people we want to be."--! From publisher's description
主題 Character
Virtue
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