From Personality to Virtue Essays on the Philosophy of Character

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-04-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Alberto Masala, Paris-Sorbonne University,Jonathan Webber, Cardiff University

Alberto Masala is Post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences, Normes, Decision research centre, Paris-Sorbonne University. He works primarily in empirically informed moral psychology, at the intersection of virtue ethics, social and personality psychology, psychology of expertise, and cognitive learning sciences. He defended his PhD dissertation on empirical approaches to the psychology of virtue and wisdom at the Sorbonne in 2009.

Jonathan Webber is Reader in Philosophy at Cardiff University. He works primarily on the ethics of character, informed by empirical social psychology and twentieth-century existentialist philosophy. He has published papers in Analysis, European Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Mind, Philosophical Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the author of the monograph The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, editor of the collection of essays Reading Sartre: on Phenomenology and Existentialism, and translator of Sartre's book The Imaginary.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Alberto Masala and Jonathan Webber
1. Character, Punishment, and the Liberal Order, Jonathan Jacobs
2. Virtue Ethics and Criminal Treatment, Katrina L. Sifferd
3. Character, Will, and Agency, Roman Altshuler
4. Practical Necessity and Personality, Katharina Bauer
5. Implicit Bias, Character, and Control, Jules Holroyd and Dan Kelly
6. Instilling Virtue, Jonathan Webber
7. Does the CAPS Model Improve Our Understanding of Personality and Character?, Christian Miller
8. Friendship and the Structure of Trust, Mark Alfano
9. The Psychology of Virtue Education, Nafsika Athanassoulis
10. Mastering Wisdom, Alberto Masala

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