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Responsibility Without Awareness

George Sher

in Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389197
eISBN:
9780199866724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389197.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a range of counterexamples to the searchlight view. In each example, the agent is unaware of some feature of an act that renders it wrong or foolish, yet still seems responsible ... More


Scout Character: Men’s Skills for Corporate-Industrial Work and Urban Society

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 2 argues that American officials and their Scout Handbook significantly modified the original British program and its Scout Laws and Scout Oath. American leaders replaced British Scouting’s ... More


Growing Old Together: Following As The World Turns’ Tom Hughes Through the Years

Sam Ford

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter uses a case study of As the World Turns’ Tom Hughes to examine the storytelling abilities of the soap opera, which allow audiences to watch characters develop in “real time.” It argues ... More


The Characters

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the characters in Béla Tarr's films. His characters belong to the general conception of his films rather than to the individual stories. While each story has its particular ... More


Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Christian B. Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190204600
eISBN:
9780190204624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book contains new work on character from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and psychology. From a virtual reality simulation of the Milgram shock experiments, to understanding the virtue ... More


Final Drafts: The Shooting Scripts

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick

in Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036484
eISBN:
9780252093517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the characters and themes of the shooting scripts rather than of the three films themselves. It considers whether or not the screenwriters had written for Hitchcock in ways that ... More


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

George Abbott, former actor and playwright, virtually steered musical comedy through the 1940s and 1950s, when he was the director of everyone's first choice. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was based on ... More


Implicit Bias, Character, and Control

Jules Holroyd and Daniel Kelly

in From Personality to Virtue: Essays on the Philosophy of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746812
eISBN:
9780191809088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746812.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Are implicit biases under an agent’s control, and attributable to her as part of her character? A number of theorists have argued that individuals do not have control, in the relevant sense, over the ... More


Some Foundational Questions in Philosophy about Character

Christian B. Miller and Angela Knobel

in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190204600
eISBN:
9780190204624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204600.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter provides an overview of some of the foundational questions in philosophy about character and provides some broad conceptual background on the topic of character for the chapters which ... More


How Habits Make Us Virtuous

Nancy E. Snow

in Developing the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190271466
eISBN:
9780190271480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271466.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Situationists have extended their critique of virtue ethics to practical rationality. They adduce empirical psychological studies to highlight the conflicted nature of conscious and nonconscious ... More


Developing Traits of Character on the Way to Altruism

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews Brooks’ recent book, considers how character develops, and points toward the development of compassion and altruism in Zen training.


The Emergence of Moral Character in Infancy: Developmental Changes and Individual Differences in Fairness Concerns and Prosocial Behavior during the First Two Years of Life

Jessica A. Sommerville

in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190204600
eISBN:
9780190204624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204600.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 20 investigates the development of moral concerns in the first two years of life, and specifically the development of distributive fairness concerns. Arguing that infants’ distributive ... More


Integrity, Honesty, and Truth Seeking

Christian B. Miller and Ryan West (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190666026
eISBN:
9780190666064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666026.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Integrity, honesty, and truth seeking are important virtues that most people care about and want to see promoted in society. Yet surprisingly, there has been relatively little work among scholars ... More


Antigone: The martyr and the king

James Morwood

in The Tragedies of Sophocles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675716
eISBN:
9781781380833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the character developments of Antigone and Creon in Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone. It explains that Antigone's defiance over Creon's decree shows her devotion to uphold her ... More


Conclusion

Laura W. Ekstrom

in God, Suffering, and the Value of Free Will

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197556412
eISBN:
9780197556443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197556412.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter summarizes the case that has been made in the book in defense of the argument from pointless evils and the argument from the facts about evil in support of atheism. It highlights ... More


Character and Character Swapping in Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Stephen Davies

in Questions of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter on Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte (“Thus Do They All”) offers a discussion of a number of topics covered by other chapters—the portrayal of fictional characters, mixed motivation, promise ... More


The Form and Structure of The Seafarer

Peter Orton (ed.)

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the structure and form of the Old English poem The Seafarer. It suggests that while most of the individual sentences in the poem are easy enough to understand, their ... More


Self, World, and the Space Between: Community Engagement as Vocational Discernment

Darby Kathleen Ray

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with a brief historical sketch of the role of “community service” and “service learning” on college campuses, followed by an account of its evolution into “community engagement” ... More


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