9780739115954

From Athens to America: Virtues And the Formulation of Public Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739115954

  • ISBN10:

    0739115952

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-07-01
  • Publisher: LEXINGTON BOOKS

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Summary

From Athens to America calls for the reversal of the withdrawal of the character-forming function from the political domain, arguing for public sector--federal, state, and local--involvement in character formation.

Author Biography

Lewis D. Solomon is Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface and Dedication vi
Introduction
1(8)
Aristotle: Virtues and The Social Order
9(8)
Abraham Maslow: Humanistic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, and Human Nature
17(14)
The Judeo-Christian Tradition and Selected Virtues
31(14)
Public Policies to Enhance Self-Esteem by Lessening Social Pathologies
45(28)
Public Policies to Promote Joy and Optimism by Funding Mental Health Services and Parenting Education
73(34)
Public Policies to Encourage Equanimity by Reducing Stress
107(30)
Public Policies to Heighten Personal Responsibility by Promoting Marriage and Discouraging Divorce
137(44)
Conclusion: Neuropharmacology and Its Impact on Virtues and the Formulation of Public Policy
181(12)
Selected Bibliography 193(2)
Index 195

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