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The Resource Character, Joel J. Kupperman

Character, Joel J. Kupperman

Label
Character
Title
Character
Statement of responsibility
Joel J. Kupperman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We often speak of a person's character--good or bad, strong or weak--and think of it as a guide to how that person will behave in a given situation. Oddly, however, philosophers writing about ethics have had virtually nothing to say about the role of character in ethical behavior. What is character? How does it relate to having a self, or to the process of moral decision? Are we responsible for our characters? Character answers these questions, and goes on to examine the place of character in ethical philosophy. Both the Kantian and utilitarian traditions, Kupperman argues, have largely ignored the ways in which decisions are integrated over time, and instead provide a "snapshot" model of moral decision. Kupperman demonstrates the deficiencies of a number of classic and contemporary ethical theories that do not take account of the idea of character, and offers his own character-based theory. Along the way he touches on such subjects as personal identity, the importance of happiness, moral education, and the definition of a valuable life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kupperman, Joel
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1521
LC item number
.K87 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Character
  • Ethics
Label
Character, Joel J. Kupperman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The place of character in ethics
  • Character in human life.
  • What is character?
  • Character and self
  • Character and responsibility
  • The place of character in ethics.
  • Ethical theory and choice
  • Justice and the virtues
  • Value
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780195068702
Lccn
90026463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm22891876
  • (OCoLC)22891876
Label
Character, Joel J. Kupperman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The place of character in ethics
  • Character in human life.
  • What is character?
  • Character and self
  • Character and responsibility
  • The place of character in ethics.
  • Ethical theory and choice
  • Justice and the virtues
  • Value
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780195068702
Lccn
90026463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm22891876
  • (OCoLC)22891876

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