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The Resource The power of ideals : the real story of moral choice, William Damon and Anne Colby

The power of ideals : the real story of moral choice, William Damon and Anne Colby

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The power of ideals : the real story of moral choice
Title
The power of ideals
Title remainder
the real story of moral choice
Statement of responsibility
William Damon and Anne Colby
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cynicism often seems a smarter choice than idealism. There are reasons for this. Politicians have disappointed us time and again; trusted institutions have proven to be self-serving and corrupt; hopes for lasting world peace repeatedly have been dashed; and social inequities persist and increase, unabated by even the grandest of charitable efforts. It is now considered foolish to think that people can be counted on to rise above their narrow self-interests to serve the broader good, or to tell the truth if it does not reflect well on the self. Supporting this bleak view of the human condition is a moral psychology that has taken increasingly cynical turns in recent years. Famous studies have shown that we have an almost unlimited potential for cruelty when placed in the wrong situations. The Power of Ideals presents a different vision, supported by a different kind of evidence. It examines the lives and work of six 20th century moral leaders who pursued moral causes ranging from world peace to social justice and human rights. Using these six cases to illustrate how people can make choices guided by their moral convictions, rather than by base emotion or social pressures, authors William Damon and Anne Colby explore the workings of three virtues: inner truthfulness, humility, and faith. Through their portrayal of the noble lives of moral leaders, the authors argue that all of us--with ordinary lives--can exercise control over important life decisions and pursue ideals that we believe in"--
  • "The Power of Ideals examines the lives and work of six 20th century moral leaders who pursued moral causes ranging from world peace to social justice and human rights and uses these six cases to show how people can make choices guided by their moral ideals rather than by base emotion or social pressures"--
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DLC
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1944-
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Damon, William
Dewey number
155.2/5
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.M54
LC item number
D363 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Colby, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Moral development
  • Leaders
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Label
The power of ideals : the real story of moral choice, William Damon and Anne Colby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892040865
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 217 pages
Isbn
9780199357741
Lccn
2014035161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892040865
Label
The power of ideals : the real story of moral choice, William Damon and Anne Colby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892040865
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 217 pages
Isbn
9780199357741
Lccn
2014035161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892040865

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