The Character Gap How Good Are We?

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-12-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Christian B. Miller is A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and Director of the Character Project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation. He is the author of over 75 papers as well as two books with Oxford University Press, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013) and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). He is also the editor or co-editor of Essays in the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press), Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology (Oxford University Press), and several other volumes.

Table of Contents


Part One: What is Character and Why is it Important?
Chapter One: What Are We Talking About?
Chapter Two: Why Should We Bother Developing a Good Character?

Part Two: What Does Our Character Actually Look Like Today??
Chapter Three: Helping
Chapter Four: Harming
Chapter Five: Lying
Chapter Six: Cheating
Chapter Seven: Putting the Pieces about Character Together

Part Three: What Can We Do to Improve Our Characters?
Chapter Eight: Some Initial and Less Promising Strategies
Chapter Nine: Some Strategies with More Promise for Improving Our Characters
Chapter Ten: Improving Our Characters with Divine Assistance

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