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Lead Article: Ethical Parenting

By Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis     What are the ethics of parenting? What are the virtues and values that underlie parents’ ethical responsibility to their children? What (if any) role does the state play in ethical parenting? These questions have...

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Lead Article: Integrity and its Puzzles

By Jennifer Herdt, Ph.D., Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale Divinity School       [no_dropcaps type="normal" color="" font_family="" font_size="" line_height="" width="" font_weight="" font_style="" text_align="" border_color="" background_color="" margin="0"]P[/no_dropcaps]raising someone as a person of integrity is a sign of great respect. But why do we do so? And...

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Performing Virtue

By Michael A. Zampelli, S.J., Ph.D.   As a university professor and as a Jesuit priest, I am privileged with many and varied opportunities to notice virtue “passing into holy souls.”  Whether it is a student trying to cultivate honesty and intellectual perseverance in the frenzy of...

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Moral Exemplarism

By Linda Zagzebski, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma   In an essay on the place of classics in education, Alfred North Whitehead wrote, "Moral education is impossible without the habitual vision of greatness” since “the sense of greatness is the groundwork of morals." These words have...

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The Beacon Project: Jump-starting a Field of the Morally Exceptional

By William Fleeson, Ph.D. Dr. Fleeson is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from Wisconsin, Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan, and completed postdoctoral training in development from Germany. His interests include moral exceptionality, the nature of personality, borderline personality disorder, consistency,...

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