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  • Education Brings Equality, and More Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

    by Jay London on October 15, 2012 in Events, In the News, Learning, Public Service Commemorating the three-year anniversary of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, the Dalai Lama returned to Cambridge and Boston to discuss religion’s role in compassion and spirituality,...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Program for Youth Mentoring Through Literature Gains County Support

    By Bill Schmitt, ND Newswire Reading for Life, an innovative literature-based mentoring program that provides an alternative to prosecution for low-risk juvenile offenders, was recently awarded county funding to sustain its operation in St. Joseph County, Ind. With the unanimous approval of the county...
     Posted by: agomberg
  • Why Hungary is Wrong to Criminalize Holocaust Denial

    By Adam LeBor from Dissent Magazine. "The consensus among many politicians seems to be that Hungary is too immature a democracy to allow Holocaust denial. Yet Hungary, much more than its neighbors, has made progress in the memorialization of the Holocaust and Budapest boasts an excellent Holocaust...
     Posted by: cait
  • Powerhouses

    From The Economist "What do the following have in common: the bar code, congestion charging, the cervical Pap smear and the internet? All emerged from work done at America’s pre-eminent research universities. The central contention of Jonathan Cole’s book is that these mighty institutions are “creative...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die'

    By Susanne Beyer and Lothar Gorris in Spiegel Online " SPIEGEL: Still, you are famous for being able to explain your passions … Eco: … but not by talking about myself. Look, ever since the days of Aristotle, we have been trying to define things based on their essence. The definition of man? An animal...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • An Intellectual Movement for the Masses

    By Jennifer Ruark "Many scholars labor in obscurity, but the researchers presenting their work this summer at a meeting of the International Positive Psychology Association had no such problem: More than 1,500 people from 52 countries came to listen. They packed the ballroom of the Philadelphia...
     Posted by: ajstasic
  • How Do Morals Translate Offline to Online?

    "There's a disparity in the ways kids think about morality or virtue in the virtual world and the real world. There's something else that goes on," Psychology professor Linda Jackson writes..." By Andrew Lavallee from The Wall Street Journal Read the full article Photo by reway2007...
     Posted by: admin
  • Clark Power emphasizes virtue in education

    The Daily Vidette at Illinois State University reported on an interesting lecture relating to virtue and education. "Clark Power, associate director of the Center for Ethical Education in the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame,...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Cosmopolitanism as Virtue (2011)

    By Stan Van Hooft Abstract: This paper explores cosmopolitanism, not as a position within political philosophy or international relations, but as a virtuous stance taken by individuals who see their responsibilities as extending globally. Taking as its cue some recent writing by Kwame Anthony Appiah...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Moral Development and Narcissism of Private and Public University Business Students (2011)

    By Shanda Traiser and Myron A. Eighmy Abstract: In this study, researchers examined the assumption that senior-level undergraduate students from private colleges universities possess higher levels of moral and ethical development than students from public institutions. In addition, the researchers sought...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Does care reasoning make a difference? Relations between care, justice and dispositional empathy (2010)

    By Soile Juujrvia; Liisa Myyryb; Kaija Pessoa Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between care and justice reasoning, dispositional empathy variables and meta-ethical thinking among 128 students from a university of applied sciences. The measures were Skoe's Ethic of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Children's Conscience During Toddler and Preschool Years, Moral Self, and a Competent, Adaptive Developmental Trajectory (2010)

    By Kochanska, Grazyna; Koenig, Jamie L.; Barry, Robin A.; Kim, Sanghag; and Yoon, Jeung Eun. Abstract: We investigated whether children's robust conscience, formed during early family socialization, promotes their future adaptive and competent functioning in expanded ecologies. We assessed two dimensions...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Kant's Contribution to Moral Education: The Relevance of Catechistics (2010)

    By Chris W. Surprenant Kant's deontological ethics, along with Aristotle's virtue ethics and Mill's utilitarian ethics, is often identified as one of the three primary moral options between which individuals can choose. Given the importance of Kant's moral philosophy, it is surprising...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • A Student in Distress: Moral Frames and Bystander Behavior in School (2010)

    By Robert Thornberg The purpose of this study was to investigate and generate a grounded theory on how and why students behave as they do in school situations in which they witness another student in distress. Fieldwork and interviews were conducted in 2 Swedish elementary schools and guided by a grounded...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • The Relationship Between Empathy-Related Constructs and Care-Based Moral Development in Young Adulthood (2010)

    By Eva E. A. Skoe This study examined the link between care-based moral reasoning and three different aspects of empathy—perspective taking, sympathy and personal distress. Participants were 30 female and 28 male students, ranging in age from 20 to 42 years. As expected, results showed that perspective...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
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