Questions of Character

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Iskra Fileva
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Philosophy - 462 pages
This collection features 26 new essays on character from first-rate scholars in philosophy, psychology, economics, and law. The essays are elegantly written and combine forceful argumentation with original ideas on a wide range of questions, such as: Is Aristotle's theory of character a moral
theory?, Are character traits in tension with personal autonomy, How do traits differ from mental disorders?, What is the role of gossip in character attribution?, and Can businessmen be virtuous? The chapters are organized thematically into 5 sections, each prefaced by its own special
introduction. In the introductions, the editor brings out often unexpected connections among different lines of argument pursued by the authors and raises important questions for further discussion. The collection as a whole offers students of character a unique opportunity to engage with some of
the best contemporary work on the topic.
 

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Contents

PART I Character in Ethics
1
PART II Character in Moral Psychology
105
PART III Character in Psychology and XPhi
203
PART IV Character and Society
311
PART V Character in Art
369
Index
459
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Iskra Fileva is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has published articles and invited book chapters on issues in moral psychology, free will, and aesthetics, and is also the author of a prize-winning essay on character.

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