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  1. Motivational Internalism.Christian Basil Miller - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 139 (2):233-255.
    Cases involving amoralists who no longer care about the institution of morality, together with cases of depression, listlessness, and exhaustion, have posed trouble in recent years for standard formulations of motivational internalism. In response, though, internalists have been willing to adopt narrower versions of the thesis which restrict it just to the motivational lives of those agents who are said to be in some way normal, practically rational, or virtuous. My goal in this paper is to offer a new set (...)
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    Christian B. Miller, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory. Reviewed By.Daniel Putman - 2015 - Philosophy in Review 35 (4):217-219.
    Christian Miller's book makes extensive use of the data on human behavior and motivation from psychological studies in the last 50-60 years and applies that information to the analysis of character. The book begins with helping behavior and the analysis is then generalized to other character traits. Miller argues that an analysis of human character as having Mixed Character Traits is superior to the analysis of character using the traditional virtues. The review highlights the great value of (...)
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    The Character Gap: How Good Are We?Christian B. Miller - 2017 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as decent people. We may not be saints, but we are still honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. Miller argues here that we are badly mistaken in thinking this. Hundreds of recent studies in psychology tell a different story: that we all have serious character flaws that prevent us from being as good as we think we are - and that we do not even recognize that these flaws (...)
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    Book Review: Christian B. Miller, The Character Gap: How Good Are We? [REVIEW]James Woodward - 2020 - Studies in Christian Ethics 33 (1):128-130.
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  5. Review: Christian B. Miller, Character and Moral Psychology. [REVIEW]Lorraine L. Besser - 2016 - Ethics 126 (2):521-525.
     
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  6. Review: Christian B. Miller, Character and Moral Psychology. [REVIEW]Review by: Lorraine L. Besser - 2016 - Ethics 126 (2):521-525.
     
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    Moral Psychology.Christian B. Miller - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
    This Element provides an overview of some of the central issues in contemporary moral psychology. It explores what moral psychology is, whether we are always motivated by self-interest, what good character looks like and whether anyone has it, whether moral judgments always motivate us to act, whether what motivates action is always a desire of some kind, and what the role is of reasoning and deliberation in moral judgment and action. This Element is aimed at a general audience including undergraduate (...)
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    Should Christians Be Worried About Situationist Claims in Psychology and Philosophy?Christian B. Miller - 2016 - Faith and Philosophy 33 (1):48-73.
    The situationist movement in psychology and, more recently, in philosophy has been associated with a number of striking claims, including that most people do not have the moral virtues and vices, that any ethical theory which is wedded to such character traits is empirically inadequate, and that much of our behavior is causally influenced, to significant degrees, by psychological influences about which we are often unaware. Yet Christian philosophers have had virtually nothing to say about situationist claims. The goal (...)
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    Bias Towards the Future.Kristie Miller, Preston Greene, Andrew J. Latham, James Norton, Christian Tarsney & Hannah Tierney - forthcoming - Philosophy Compass.
    All else being equal, most of us typically prefer to have positive experiences in the future rather than the past and negative experiences in the past rather than the future. Recent empirical evidence tends not only to support the idea that people have these preferences, but further, that people tend to prefer more painful experiences in their past rather than fewer in their future (and mutatis mutandis for pleasant experiences). Are such preferences rationally permissible, or are they, as time-neutralists contend, (...)
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    The Character Gap by Christian B. Miller[REVIEW]Massimo Pigliucci - 2020 - Philosophy Now 138:46-47.
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    Moral Character: An Empirical Theory By Christian B. MillerCharacter and Moral Psychology By Christian B. Miller.Nancy E. Schauber - 2015 - Analysis 75 (1):172-175.
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    The Character Gap: How Good Are We?, by Christian B. Miller[REVIEW]Rebecca Stangl - 2019 - Faith and Philosophy 36 (1):140-144.
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    Moral Character: An Empirical Theory, by Christian B. Miller * Character and Moral Psychology, by Christian B. Miller.C. L. Upton - 2015 - Mind 124 (494):656-663.
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    Moral Character: An Empirical Theory, Written by Christian B. Miller.Lorraine L. Besser - 2016 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 13 (5):631-634.
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    Character and Moral Psychology CHRISTIAN B. MILLER Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014; 288 Pp.; $55.00. [REVIEW]Sophia Vasalou - 2016 - Dialogue 55 (4):795-796.
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  16. Character and Moral Psychology.Christian B. Miller - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    This book first reviews Miller's theory of Mixed Traits, as developed in his 2013 book Moral Character: An Empirical Theory. It then engages extensively with situations, the CAPS model in social psychology, and the Big Five Model in personality psychology. It ends by taking up implications for his view in meta-ethics (a modified error theory) and normative ethics (a challenge for virtue ethics).
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  17. Moral Character: An Empirical Theory.Christian B. Miller - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    The goal of this book is to develop a new framework for thinking about what moral character looks like today. My central claim will be that most people have moral character traits, but at the same time they do not have either the traditional  ...
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  18. Bloomsbury Handbook of Ethics.Christian Miller (ed.) - forthcoming - Bloomsbury.
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    Integrity, Honesty, and Truth Seeking.Christian B. Miller & Ryan West (eds.) - 2020 - Oup Usa.
    Integrity, honesty, and truth seeking are important virtues that most people care about and want to see promoted in society. Yet surprisingly, there has been relatively little work among scholars today aimed at helping us better understand this cluster of virtues related to truth. This volume incorporates the insights and perspectives of experts working in a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, law, communication and rhetorical studies, theology, psychology, history, and education. For each virtue, there is a conceptual chapter, an application (...)
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  20. Future bias in action: does the past matter more when you can affect it?Andrew J. Latham, Kristie Miller, James Norton & Christian Tarsney - 2020 - Synthese 198 (12):11327-11349.
    Philosophers have long noted, and empirical psychology has lately confirmed, that most people are “biased toward the future”: we prefer to have positive experiences in the future, and negative experiences in the past. At least two explanations have been offered for this bias: belief in temporal passage and the practical irrelevance of the past resulting from our inability to influence past events. We set out to test the latter explanation. In a large survey, we find that participants exhibit significantly less (...)
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    Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character.Walter Sinnott-Armstrong & Christian Miller (eds.) - 2017 - MIT Press.
    Philosophers have discussed virtue and character since Socrates, but many traditional views have been challenged by recent findings in psychology and neuroscience. This fifth volume of Moral Psychology grows out of this new wave of interdisciplinary work on virtue, vice, and character. It offers essays, commentaries, and replies by leading philosophers and scientists who explain and use empirical findings from psychology and neuroscience to illuminate virtue and character and related issues in moral philosophy. The contributors discuss such topics as eliminativist (...)
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    Warranting Christian Belief in Afterlife: Testing Newman’s Grammar of Assent.Edward Jeremy Miller - 2006 - Newman Studies Journal 3 (1):12-22.
    Most people believe in an afterlife, but is such a belief warranted? While Newman did not specifically treat the doctrine of afterlife, his Grammar of Assent furnishes a trajectory that shows that Christians can believe in this doctrine with a warranted assent, precisely because the Church is a warranted belief.
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    Review of Alexander Miller, An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics[REVIEW]Christian Miller - 2005 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (2):279-281.
    My initial hope when I first saw Miller’s book was that here at least would be a work which satisfies the long standing need for a comprehensive introduction to contemporary metaethics which is accessible enough to be employed in advanced undergraduate courses and introductory graduate seminars. This hope was only partially realized, however, as Miller ends up oscillating between clear presentations of extant debates in the recent literature and his own extended attempts to determine where the truth of (...)
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  24. The Rationality of Religious Belief: Essays in Honour of Basil Mitchell.Basil Mitchell, William J. Abraham & Steven W. Holtzer (eds.) - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
    These essays represent an important contribution to modern philosophical theology. They begin with an appreciation of Basil Mitchell's work and then discuss the role of reason in the justification of Christian theism, giving special attention to the nature of informal reasoning in religion and science. The latter essays examine particular arguments raised by specific religious concepts, covering such topics as the problem of evil, conspicuous sanctity, atonement, and the Eucharist. Drawn from a wide spectrum of philosophers and theologians, (...)
     
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    Coping With COVID-19: The Benefits of Anticipating Future Positive Events and Maintaining Optimism.Calissa J. Leslie-Miller, Christian E. Waugh & Veronica T. Cole - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a large portion of the world into quarantine, leading to an extensive period of stress making it necessary to explore regulatory techniques that are effective at stimulating long-lasting positive emotion. Previous research has demonstrated that anticipating positive events produces increases in positive emotion during discrete stressors. We hypothesized that state and trait positive anticipation during the COVID-19 pandemic would be associated with increased positive emotions. We assessed how often participants thought about a future (...)
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    Measures of Wisdom: The Cosmic Dance in Classical and Christian Antiquity.James L. Miller - 1986 - University of Toronto Press.
    'The interpretours of Plato,' wrote Sir Thomas Elyot in The Governour, 'do think that the wonderful and incomprehensible order of the celestial bodies, I mean sterres and planettes, and their motions harmonicall, gave to them that intensifly and by the deepe serche of raison beholde their coursis, in the sondrye diversities of number and tyme, a forme of imitation of a semblable motion, which they called daunsigne or sltation.' The image of the planets and stars engaged in an ordered and (...)
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  27. Business, Economics and Christian Ethics.Max L. Stackhouse & David W. Miller - 2001 - In Robin Gill (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice.Edmund D. Pellegrino, David C. Thomasma & David G. Miller - 1996 - Christian Virtues in Medical Practice.
    Christian health care professionals in our secular and pluralistic society often face uncertainty about the place religious faith holds in today's medical practice. Through an examination of a virtue-based ethics, this book proposes a theological view of medical ethics that helps the Christian physician reconcile faith, reason, and professional duty. Edmund D. Pellegrino and David C. Thomasma trace the history of virtue in moral thought, and they examine current debate about a virtue ethic's place in contemporary bioethics. Their (...)
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    Basil the Great and the Choice of Hercules: A Note on the Christianization of a Pagan Myth.Ernest L. Fortin - 1986 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 11 (2):65-81.
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    Review. Basil of Caesarea. P Rousseau\ambrose of Milan Church and Court in a Christian Capital. NM McLynn.C. Kelly - 1997 - The Classical Review 47 (1):128-132.
  31. Belief in Robust Temporal Passage (Probably) Does Not Explain Future-Bias.Andrew J. Latham, Kristie Miller, Christian Tarsney & Hannah Tierney - forthcoming - Philosophical Studies:1-23.
    Empirical work has lately confirmed what many philosophers have taken to be true: people are ‘biased toward the future’. All else being equal, we usually prefer to have positive experiences in the future, and negative experiences in the past. According to one hypothesis, the temporal metaphysics hypothesis, future-bias is explained either by our (tacit) beliefs about temporal metaphysics—the temporal belief hypothesis—or alternatively by our temporal phenomenology—the temporal phenomenology hypothesis. We empirically investigate a particular version of the temporal belief hypothesis according (...)
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  32. Social Psychology and Virtue Ethics.Christian Miller - 2003 - The Journal of Ethics 7 (4):365-392.
    Several philosophers have recently claimed to have discovered a new and rather significant problem with virtue ethics. According to them, virtue ethics generates certain expectations about the behavior of human beings which are subject to empirical testing. But when the relevant experimental work is done in social psychology, the results fall remarkably short of meeting those expectations. So, these philosophers think, despite its recent success, virtue ethics has far less to offer to contemporary ethical theory than might have been initially (...)
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    Folk Psychology or Semantic Entailment? Comment on Rips and Conrad.Christiane Fellbaum & George A. Miller - 1990 - Psychological Review 97 (4):565-570.
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    On Kristjánsson on Aristotelian Character Education.Christian B. Miller - 2016 - Journal of Moral Education 45 (4):490-501.
    I pursue three of the many lines of thought that were raised in my mind by Kristjánsson’s engaging book. In the first section, I try to get clearer on what exactly Aristotelian character education (ACE) is, and suggest areas where I hope the view is developed in more detail. In the second and longest section, I draw some lessons from social psychology about the pervasive role of what I call ‘Surprising Dispositions,’ and invite Kristjánsson to take up the difficult challenge (...)
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    Book Reviews : Thinking About Social Thinking: The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. By Antony Flew. Oxford and New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985. Pp. 222. 5.50, $13.75 (Paper. [REVIEW]W. Watts Miller - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (3):411-413.
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    Christian Theology in Practice: Discovering a Discipline by Bonnie Miller-McLemore. [REVIEW]Nancy J. Ramsay - 2015 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 69 (1):94-96.
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    Ethan Miller, Reimagining Livelihoods: Life Beyond Economy, Society, and Environment.Christian A. Kull - 2021 - Environmental Values 30 (1):137-139.
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  38. Motivation in Agents.Christian Miller - 2008 - Noûs 42 (2):222–266.
    The Humean theory of motivation remains the default position in much of the contemporary literature in meta-ethics, moral psychology, and action theory. Yet despite its widespread support, the theory is implausible as a view about what motivates agents to act. More specifically, my reasons for dissatisfaction with the Humean theory stem from its incompatibility with what I take to be a compelling model of the role of motivating reasons in first-person practical deliberation and third-person action explanations. So after first introducing (...)
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  39. And Science.Christian de Duve Gregory R. Peterson, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul Michael J. Degnan & James M. Gustafson Thomas D. Parker - 1997 - Zygon 32 (2):143.
  40. Honesty.Christian Miller - 2017 - In Walter Sinnott-Armstrong & Christian Miller (eds.), Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 237-273.
    No one in philosophy has paid much attention to the virtue of honesty in recent years. Here is a trait for which it is easy to find consensus that it is a virtue, and furthermore, a very important virtue. It also has obvious relevance to what we see going on in contemporary politics, for instance, or in sports, the entertainment world, and education. Yet as far as I can tell, only one article in a philosophy journal has appeared in several (...)
     
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  41. The Language Gap and God: Religious Language and Christian Education.Randolph Crump Miller - 1970
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    Virtue Ethics: Retrospect and Prospect.Elisa Grimi, Margarita Mauri Alvarez, Randall Curren, Marco Damonte, John Haldane, Michele Mangini, Christian B. Miller, Christopher D. Owens, Scott J. Roniger, Michael Slote, Nancy E. Snow, Christopher Toner, Liezl van Zyl & Michael Wladika (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    The rise of the phenomenon of virtue ethics in recent years has increased at a rapid pace. Such an explosion carries with it a number of great possibilities, as well as risks. This volume has been written to contribute a multi-faceted perspective to the current conversation about virtue. Among many other thought-provoking questions, the collection addresses the following: What are the virtues, and how are they enumerated? What are the internal problems among ethicists, and what are the objections and replies (...)
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    Generosity: A Preliminary Account of a Surprisingly Neglected Virtue.Christian B. Miller - 2018 - Metaphilosophy 49 (3):216-245.
    There have only been three articles in mainstream philosophy journals going back at least to the 1970s on generosity. In this paper, I hope to draw attention to this neglected virtue. By building on what work has already been done, and trying to advance that discussion along several different dimensions, I hope that others will take a closer look at this important and surprisingly complex virtue. More specifically, I formulate three important necessary conditions for what is involved in possessing the (...)
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    Miller, Christian. Moral Character: An Empirical Theory.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 368. $55.00. [REVIEW]Neil Levy - 2014 - Ethics 124 (3):641-645.
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    Semantic Networks of English.George A. Miller & Christiane Fellbaum - 1992 - In Beth Levin & Steven Pinker (eds.), Lexical & Conceptual Semantics. Blackwell. pp. 197-229.
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    "Attack Upon Christendom!": The Anti-Christianism of Depth Psychology.David L. Miller - 1986 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 61 (1):56-67.
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    Atto of Vercelli: Church, State, and Christian Society in Tenth Century Italy. Suzanne Fonay Wemple.David Miller - 1981 - Speculum 56 (4):919-921.
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  48. Empathy, Social Psychology, and Global Helping Traits.Christian B. Miller - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 142 (2):247-275.
    The central virtue at issue in recent philosophical discussions of the empirical adequacy of virtue ethics has been the virtue of compassion. Opponents of virtue ethics such as Gilbert Harman and John Doris argue that experimental results from social psychology concerning helping behavior are best explained not by appealing to so-called ‘global’ character traits like compassion, but rather by appealing to external situational forces or, at best, to highly individualized ‘local’ character traits. In response, a number of philosophers have argued (...)
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  49. Social Psychology, Mood, and Helping: Mixed Results for Virtue Ethics.Christian Miller - 2009 - The Journal of Ethics 13 (2-3):145-173.
    I first summarize the central issues in the debate about the empirical adequacy of virtue ethics, and then examine the role that social psychologists claim positive and negative mood have in influencing compassionate helping behavior. I argue that this psychological research is compatible with the claim that many people might instantiate certain character traits after all which allow them to help others in a wide variety of circumstances. Unfortunately for the virtue ethicist, however, it turns out that these helping traits (...)
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    Miller, Christian B. Character and Moral Psychology.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. 269. $55.00.Lorraine L. Besser - 2016 - Ethics 126 (2):521-525.
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