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[Xmca-l] Re: Appeal for help

I think this is true of *all* cultures, Elinami.


Andy Blunden
On 5/07/2016 4:08 PM, Elinami Swai wrote:
Dear Andy. Coming from gender studies, the concepts of 'family honor,'
and/or 'culture of honor' come to mind where a person's identity
depends largely on family and culture.

On 05/07/2016, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
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.



Andy Blunden