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  • "Everybody Does It": An Analysis of a Common Excuse (2010)

    By Alex Tuckness Abstract: Making and evaluating excuses is a central part of administrative ethics. This article examines one of the most common excuses, "Everybody does it," by first providing examples of cases where the excuse might be used to justify action in public administration settings...
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  • Are courageous actions successful actions? (2010)

    by Cynthia L. S. Pury and Autumn D. Hensel When asked to describe a courageous action they have taken personally, people overwhelmingly describe an action with a successful outcome (Pury, Kowalski, & Spearman, 2007). Study 1 replicated these findings in observations of other people. Fifty participants...
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  • Courage in The Analects: A Genealogical Survey of the Confucian Virtue of Courage (2010)

    By Lisheng Chen The different meanings of “courage” in The Analects were expressed in Confucius’ remark on Zilu’s bravery. The typological analysis of courage in Mencius and Xunzi focused on the shaping of the personalities of brave persons. “Great courage” and “superior courage”, as the virtues of ...
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  • Biography and Historiography: Mutual Evidentiary and Interdisciplinary Considerations (2009)

    Robert I Rotberg Biography is history, depends on history, and strengthens and enriches history. In turn, all history is biography. History could hardly exist without biographical insights—without the texture of human endeavor that emanates from a full appreciation of human motivation, the real or perceived...
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  • The Ontology of Action: Arendt and the Role of Narrative (2009)

    Leslie Paul Thiele Hannah Arendt is best known for her trenchant analysis and original evaluation of political life. The sine qua non of politics is human action, which she celebrates above all other human capacities. Arendt equates action with freedom. Action in concert is identified as power. As the...
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  • Virtues and Passions in Literature: Excellence, Courage, Engagements, Wisdom, Fulfilment (2009)

    Paradoxically, our human virtues that maintain our societal fabric, emerge from passional grounds/sources in individual existence. It is the Human Condition that prompts our creative strivings beyond the natural round of life toward outstanding achievements. Our full possibilities allow our singular...
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  • Radical Virtues: Moral Wisdom and the Ethics of Contemporary Life (2008)

    "What is a good life? What does it mean to be a good person? Richard White answers these questions by considering aspects of moral goodness through the virtues: courage, temperance, justice, compassion, and wisdom. White explores how moral virtues affect and support social movements such as pacifism...
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  • Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification (2004)

    "Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character...
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  • Mindful Virtue, Mindful Reverence (2001)

    Abstract: How does one talk about moral thought and moral action as a religious naturalist? We explore this question by considering two human capacities: the capacity for mindfulness, and the capacity for virtue. We suggest that mindfulness is deeply enhanced by an understanding of the scientific worldview...
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  • The virtues in medical practice (1993)

    In recent years, virtue theories have enjoyed a renaissance of interest among general and medical ethicists. This book offers a virtue-based ethic for medicine, the health professions, and health care. Beginning with a historical account of the concept of virtue, the authors construct a theory of the...
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