Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue

THE SOLUTION: MORAL PHILOSOPHY LIBERAL INDIVIDUALISM AND VIRTUE ETHICS Having identified the central problem that ... In shifting attention from actions to characters, virtue ethicists are often said to replace the question of“what ...

Author: Ryan Patrick Hanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book revisits the moral and political philosophy of Adam Smith to recover his understanding of morality in a market age.
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Whole School Character and Virtue Education

On numerous occasions the children think deeply about the themes shared in assemblies and draw on their knowledge of character virtues. As one Year 5 child stated, 'if you do not show curiosity you do not make progress'.

Author: Paula Nadine Zwozdiak-Myers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781785928741

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Using the successful implementation achieved at Yeading Junior School, this book provides strategies and advice about how to widely implement character education in schools. This helpful guide answers the following questions schools and teachers have when considering how to develop character education: · What character virtues are important in primary education? · How can these be cultivated within the formal and informal curricula? · How do we know if strategies are working and successful? · What constitutes evidence of best practice? With contributions from professional practitioners ranging from building partnerships in the community, intergenerational learning, using character virtues in work with vulnerable children and children with SEND, financial literacy and the diverse religious context of primary education, the book explores the opportunities for developing character virtues and virtue literacy with the purpose of supporting pupils to flourish in society. With the help of this book, schools can create an environment and ethos where learners are not only successful but can make a real difference to the world.
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The Character of Virtue

Stanley Hauerwas is one of today's greatest theologians, but like many of us, he is also a godparent. In this very special collection he invites us to share in fifteen letters to sent to his godson, Laurence Wells.

Author: Stanley Hauerwas

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781786220721

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Stanley Hauerwas is one of today's greatest theologians, but like many of us, he is also a godparent. In this very special collection he invites us to share in fifteen letters to sent to his godson, Laurence Wells. Each letter, sent on the anniversary of Laurence’s baptism every year, distills years of self-reflection and religious thinking into heartfelt notes packed with wit, warmth and verve. The letters explore what makes a happy, fulfilled life: kindness, courage, humility, joy, friendship, simplicity, humour, generosity and faith. An introduction by Samuel Wells—Laurence’s father—tells the story behind these letters and offers insight into being a godparent.
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Character and Virtue in Theological Education

search in EBSCO, you will find over 26,000 entries on character education, of which more than 16,000 related to journal articles. The Journal of Moral Education confirms these statistics, revealing that articles on moral education in ...

Author: Marvin Oxenham

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783686988

Category: Religion

Page: 414

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Dr Marvin Oxenham expertly uses the genre of the epistolary novel to help the reader understand the nature of character and virtue education and their relationship to theological education. This book will help educators respond to the increasing demands for formational and transformational education and enact concrete virtue related practices. Dr Oxenham draws on a vast array of disciplines, from educational philosophy and political science to theology and andragogy, in this winsome story that explores how global theological education can better contribute to the formation of virtuous students. Written from the perspective of a seasoned educator from the Minority World who engages with correspondence from his friend and peer in the Majority World, this is the honest story of two friends who struggle with their challenges and dreams. Academics will find this book compelling reading that, like good works of fiction, they won’t put down, and, like good reference works, they will return to again and again. This book offers a chance to rediscover an ancient tradition and explore a new frontier in theological education.
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Teaching Character and Virtue in Schools

A Framework for Character Education in Schools Statement on Character and Youth Social Action The Knightly Virtues Programme Schools of Character The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues' position on Character Education is set out ...

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317441311

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Teaching Character and Virtue in Schools addresses the contemporary issues of quantification and measurement in educational settings. The authors draw on the research of the Jubilee Centre at the University of Birmingham in order to investigate the concern that the conventional wisdom, sound judgement and professional discretion of teachers is being diminished and control mistakenly given over to administrators, policymakers and inspectors which in turn is negatively effecting pupils’ character development. The books calls for subject competence to be complemented by practical wisdom and good character in teaching staff. It posits that the constituent virtues of good character can be learned and taught, that education is an intrinsically moral enterprise and that character education should be intentional, organised and reflective. The book draws on the Jubilee Centre’s expertise in support of its claims and successfully integrates the fields of educational studies, psychology, sociology, philosophy and theology in its examination of contemporary educational practices and their wider effect on society as a whole. It offers sample lessons as well as a framework for character education in schools. The book encourages the view that character education is about helping students grasp what is ethically important and how to act for the right reasons so that they can become more autonomous and reflective individuals within the framework of a democratic society. Particularly interested readers will be educational leaders, teachers, those undertaking research in the field of education as well as policy analysts with a keen interest in developing the character and good sense of learners today.
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Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice

Thus, when student participants were asked in subsequent interviews, 'What are your most important character virtues/strengths/qualities?', none of the 40 interviewees mentioned honesty. Rather, the students interviewed tended to ...

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351725101

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice is a pioneering collection of essays focused on the place of character and virtue in professional practice. Professional practices usually have codes of conduct designed to ensure good conduct; but while such codes may be necessary and useful, they appear far from sufficient, since many recent public scandals in professional life seem to have been attributable to failures of personal moral character. This book argues that there is a pressing need to devote more attention in professional education to the cultivation or development of such moral qualities as integrity, courage, self-control, service and selflessness. Featuring contributions from distinguished leaders in the application of virtue ethics to professional practice, such as Sarah Banks, Ann Gallagher, Geoffrey Moore, Justin Oakley and Nancy Sherman, the volume looks beyond traditional professions to explore the ethical dimensions of a broad range of important professional practices. Inspired by a successful international and interdisciplinary conference on the topic, the book examines various ways of promoting moral character and virtue in professional life from the general ethical perspective of contemporary neo-Aristotelian virtue theory. The professional concerns of this work are of global significance and the book will be valuable reading for all working in contemporary professional practices. It will be of particular interest to academics, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of education, medicine, nursing, social work, business and commerce and military service.
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Character Virtue Theories and the Vices

But how an agent views a problem is very much a function of that agent's character . Virtue theories recognize this , and it is one of their strengths that they do . Agents should be held responsible for the swiftness and readiness or ...

Author: Christine McKinnon

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551112256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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This book argues that the question posed by virtue theories, namely, “what kind of person should I be?” provides a more promising approach to moral questions than do either deontological or consequentialist moral theories where the concern is with what actions are morally required or permissible. It does so both by arguing that there are firmer theoretical foundations for virtue theories, and by persuasively suggesting the superiority of virtue theories over deontological and consquentialist theories on the question of explaining morally bad behavior. Virtue theories can give a richer account by appealing to the kinds of dispositions that make certain bad choices appear attractive. This richer account also exposes a further advantage of virtue theories: they provide the best kinds of motivations for agents to become better persons.
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Virtue and Medicine

Interest in theories of virtue and the place of virtues in the moral life con­ tinues to grow.

Author: E.E. Shelp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9027718083

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Interest in theories of virtue and the place of virtues in the moral life con­ tinues to grow. Nicolai Hartmann [7], George F. Thomas [20], G. E. M. Anscombe [1], and G. H. von Wright [21], for example, called to our atten­ tion decades ago that virtue had become a neglected topic in modem ethics. The challenge implicit in these sorts of reminders to rediscover the contribu­ tion that the notion of virtue can make to moral reasoning, moral character, and moral judgment has not gone unattended. Arthur Dyck [3] , P. T. Geach [5], Josef Pieper (16], David Hamed [6], and, most notably, Stanley Hauerwas [8-11], in the theological community, have analyzed or utilized in their work virtue-based theories of morality. Philosophical probings have come from Lawrance Becker [2], Philippa Foot [4], Edmund Pincoffs [17], James Wallace [22], and most notably, Alasdair MacIntyre [12-14]. Draw­ ing upon and revising mainly ancient and medieval sources, these and other commentators have ignited what appears to be the beginning of a sustained examination of virtue.
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From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle

of virtuous activities) in a later passage of the Nicomachean Ethics, where he treats both the natural character traits and the natural dispositions as present by nature (EN VI 13, 1144b1–12):57 We must therefore also investigate again ...

Author: Mariska Leunissen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190683009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle discusses Aristotle's biological views about character and the importance of what he calls 'natural character traits' for the development of moral virtue as presented in his ethical treatises. The aim is to provide a new, comprehensive account of the physiological underpinnings of moral development and thereby to show, first, that Aristotle's ethical theories do not exhaust his views about character as has traditionally been assumed, and, second, that his treatment of natural character in the biological treatises provides the conceptual and ideological foundation for his views about habituation as developed in his ethics. Author Mariska Leunissen takes seriously Aristotle's--often ignored--claim that nature is one of the factors through which men become 'good and capable of fine deeds'. Part I ('The Physiology of Natural Character') analyzes, in three chapters, Aristotle's notion of natural character as it is developed in the biological treatises and its role in moral development, especially as it affects women and certain 'barbarians'-groups who are typically left out of accounts of Aristotle's ethics. Leunissen also discuss its relevance for our understanding of physiognomical ideas in Aristotle. Part II ('The Physiology of Moral Development) explores the psychophysical changes in body and soul one is required to undergo in the process of acquiring moral virtues. It includes a discussion of Aristotle's eugenic views, of his identification of habituation as a form of human perfection, and of his claims about the moral deficiencies of women that link them to his beliefs about their biological imperfections.
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Shanxi Seven Star Praying Mantis Continuous Fist

Because of this, in the martial world, the pursuit of moral character has always been the primary goal. This means martial virtue is the very spirit of martial arts. Whether or not there is outstanding martial virtue becomes the most ...

Author: Longfei Yang

Publisher: Huangxiang Culture Studio

ISBN: 9781949927580

Category: Art


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Shanxi Seven Star Praying Mantis Continuous Fist evolved from Chinese Shaolin Boxing styles and includes a comprehensive combination of the essence of Internal and External martial methods that, in turn, make up this unique style. Besides the excellent fitness results of training, there is a unique expression of fighting and self-defense, the practice method is simple, it is rich in content with great value in its research and promotion. From its inception this martial method has been held in high esteem by fans of the martial arts. At present, Chinese traditional martial arts are in need of saving and great effort should be directed toward their promotion. My wish is that this book will serve as a wake up call. Shanxi Seven Star Praying Mantis Continuous Fist is the same as other martial styles, it makes the body strong and healthy while preventing disease and prolonging life. What makes our style special are the unique fighting techniques, thus it has received praise from the martial arts community and is favored by the learned.
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