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  • If You Want Public Justice, Practice Private Virtue

    by Susanna Hoffman, The Federalist John F. Kennedy’s famous line, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” perfectly illustrates Aristotle’s definition of justice. The Greek philosopher himself described justice as a “public virtue,” one that implies each member...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Fostering Wisdom through Civic Engagement

    by Jean Matelski Boulware, Center for Practical Wisdom This year, the Self, Virtue and Public Life Initiative , a project of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing , will award just under $2 million dollars in 10 grants to innovative, interdisciplinary research teams to investigate concepts...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Justice, Wisdom and the Law School Curriculum

    On the Legal Profession Blog, Jeff Lipshaw discusses the relationships of concepts like justice and wisdom to the practice and teaching of law. "There's a theory in cognitive science ( Mark Turner 's, primarily, but I have to continue reading to know how he and Gilles Fauconnier collaborate...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • Wisdom and reason in law (2017)

    Abstract: Some three decades ago, upon taking a job at the University of Colorado, I read some of the work of my new colleague Robert Nagel. One short but trenchant essay - one that I have pondered and cited repeatedly in the years since - was called "Rationalism in Constitutional Law." 1 In...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Empathy, Justice, and Moral Behavior (2015)

    Abstract: Empathy shapes the landscape of our social lives. It motivates prosocial and caregiving behaviors, plays a role in inhibiting aggression, and facilitates cooperation between members of a similar social group. Thus, empathy is often conceived as a driving motivation of moral behavior and justice...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • How to Make a Grateful Child? Reflection on Gratitude Campaigns in China in Recent Years (2014)

    Abstract: Only-child generations in China are widely perceived as self-centered and lacking a grateful heart. Edward Gibbon says that gratitude may sometimes be costly. This article argues that family responsibility education with a focus on a sense of justice is a key solution for this social problem...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The role of overall justice judgments in organizational justice research (2009)

    "Organizational justice research traditionally focuses on the unique predictability of different types of justice (distributive, procedural, and interactional) and the relative importance of these types of justice on outcome variables. Recently, researchers have suggested shifting from this focus...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
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