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When Good People Do Bad Things

George Sher

in In Praise of Blame

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187427
eISBN:
9780199786596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187423.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the Humean thesis that agents can only be blamed for their bad acts insofar as those acts are manifestations of defects in their characters. Several versions of this thesis are ... More


Assessing Character, Criminal Propensities, and Sociocultural Deprivation

José B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

in Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines character flaws and weaknesses that are due to various forms of social and cultural deprivation. The goal is to examine critically theoretical developments in the social ... More


Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305776
eISBN:
9780226305196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305196.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The third and fourth books of Cicero's Tusculan Disputations deal with the nature and management of human emotion: first grief, then the emotions in general. In lively and accessible style, Cicero ... More


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