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In their new book, Emotion, Character, and Responsibility, John Sabini and Maury Silver examine a conflict in the way that psychologists, philosophers, and ordinary people think about character. Most of us share an intuition that emotions are central to who we are and the characters we have, even though emotions are unchosen. Yet we also share the intuition that action, choice, and responsibility are what count about our characters. This book deals with this conflict by exploring the relations between the chosen and unchosen, moral and nonmoral, in sincerity, loyalty, sympathy, shame, guilt, and embarrassment as they affect our characters. The conflict is resolved by finding an aesthetic as well as moral basis of character.
  • ISBN13: 9780195121674
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pubilcation Year: 1998
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00192
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FormatHardcover
Publication DateSeptember 10, 1998
Primary CategoryPsychology/Emotions
Sub Category 1Psychology/Personality

Emotion, Character, and Responsibility

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