Character self-construction and moral principles – general theoretical framework

Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna

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Title Character self-construction and moral principles – general theoretical framework
Creator Mamali, Cătălin
Subject dimensions of a character
moral death
self-tested orienting moral principles
transparent integrity
vectorial model
Description The study starts from the premise that within the dynamic of personality system character is mainly an acquired subsystem that is the outcome of self and social construction. On a continuum that represents the interaction between innate and acquired factors the study posits that character is mostly constructed while temperament is mostly given. The research is focused on long-term personal experiences that aimed explicitly to develop one’s own character. Taking into account the theoretical framework of Petersen and Seligman (2004) that distinguishes between strengths and virtues the present model of character includes three dimensions and an orienting principle. The three dimensions are: a) strength-weakness; b) goodness-evilness; c) transparency versus opacity. A strong character could be good or evil, transparent or opaque. All these dimensions are related to self-tested orienting principles such as (Truth, Love, Justice, Non-violence).
Publisher Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
Date 2015-12-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Artykuł naukowy
Artykuł naukowy
Format application/pdf
Source Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna; Tom 4 Nr 2 (2015); 6-30
Public Philosophy & Democratic Education; Vol. 4 No. 2 (2015); 6-30
Language pol

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