Podcast #316: The Cultivation of Character

 Posted by on 20 November 2014 at 8:00 am  Podcasts
Nov 202014
 

For Wednesday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I posted a podcast on “The Cultivation of Character.” That podcast is now available for streaming or downloading.

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Podcast: 19 November 2014

In his Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle speaks of cultivating virtues by repeatedly doing certain actions in certain ways. However, he never clearly explains the relationship between a person’s thoughts, emotions, actions, and character. So, we must ask: What is character? How is a person’s character formed? And what is the role of character in a person’s life? This lecture draws on my dissertation, now published as Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, to answer these criticial practical questions of ethics. This lecture was originally given at SnowCon in March 2011, then re-recorded in April 2011.

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Topics:

  • The story of Tony
  • The nature of moral character
  • The formation of character
  • The effects of character

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