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[Xmca-l] Re: Appeal for help



Actually Levy's books is called Hackers but he is the one who coined the term Hacker Ethic.

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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Appeal for help

Well, as is my nature, and given my situation, I am not going to do any of that kind of *investigation*, Michael; I don't really want to explain my larger project because that would lead to confusion of all kinds at this stage. But ... 
I am just trying to show that the understanding of virtues is enhanced by taking virtues to be attributes of projects, with individuals perhaps acquiring and developing such attributes in and through their participation in, commitment to and place within the project. But it is not my intention to look at participation in projects as a way of individuals acquiring virtues. But simply that the virtuous nature of the project is what is primary, not the prima facie character of the individual participants. The problems I will face in substantiating this are very similar to the issues you raised about cognitive development, but I am confident I can overcome them.

OK?

Andy

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On 5/07/2016 4:21 PM, Glassman, Michael wrote:
> Andy,
>
> There are two issues here.  Are you exploring the way individual and group ethics change based on the current circumstances - separate from culturally developed "virtues" or are you exploring the way individual adapt to different sets of "virtues"  "morals" whatever when they change culture?
>
> Michael
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> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu 
> [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:15 AM
> To: Nektarios Alexi <NEKTARIOS.ALEXI@cdu.edu.au>; eXtended Mind, 
> Culture, Activity <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Appeal for help
>
> Perfect Alex! Thank you.
>
> Andy
>
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> Andy Blunden
> http://home.mira.net/~andy
> http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making
>
> On 5/07/2016 4:00 PM, Nektarios Alexi wrote:
>> For your request on similar information about changes in a person's 
>> character following their emigration to another country?  I have used 
>> his theory for my PhD thesis on acculturation effect for help seeking 
>> intentions for mental ilness.
>>
>>
>>
>> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1464-0597.1997.tb01087.x
>> /
>> abstract;jsessionid=3F23F698365AD798272D11D57C859C71.f04t02
>>
>> Immigration, Acculturation, and Adaptation - Berry - 2008 ...
>> <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1464-0597.1997.tb01087.
>> x /abstract;jsessionid=3F23F698365AD798272D11D57C859C71.f04t02>
>> onlinelibrary.wiley.com
>> How to Cite. Berry, J. W. (1997), Immigration, Acculturation, and 
>> Adaptation. Applied Psychology:An International Review, 46: 5-34. doi:
>> 10.1111/j.1464-0597.1997 ...
>>
>>
>>
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>> *From:* xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu 
>> <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu> on behalf of Andy Blunden 
>> <ablunden@mira.net>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, 5 July 2016 3:08:22 PM
>> *To:* eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>> *Subject:* [Xmca-l] Appeal for help
>> Comrade and friends, I need some help.
>>
>> I am setting about developing a new approach to virtue ethics. 
>> Virtues are everywhere taken to be deep-seated attributes of a 
>> person's character; my aim is to make the starting point instead from 
>> virtues defined as deep-seated attributes of a project, which you can 
>> take to mean "social context" or "system of activity" if you wish. I 
>> don't need advice about issues and problems of ethics, but it is in 
>> in the nature of virtue ethics that it always has strong implications 
>> for psychology as well as social theory, to the extent that I think I 
>> can make a great deal of progress by calling on psychological data.
>>
>> Can people point me to research(ers) about how a person's character 
>> changes with social context (e.g. home/work), any evidence of the 
>> well-known phenomenon in which a person promoted above the ability 
>> suffers a moral degeneration; any suitable and reliable data about 
>> the differing character (not just preferences or cognition, but 
>> virtues) of people from one culture or another? or similar 
>> information about changes in a person's character following their 
>> emigration to another country?
>>
>> URLs appreciated, or whole books, I don't have access to a university 
>> library or JSTOR.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Andy
>>
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>> Andy Blunden
>> http://home.mira.net/~andy <http://home.mira.net/%7Eandy> 
>> http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making
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