Some Do Care
Contemporary Lives of Moral Commitment
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Some Do Care by Anne Colby
Book DescriptionAlthough many people believe that this is a barren time for moral leadership in this country, in Some Do Care Anne Colby and William Damon show that moral heroes do exist today. Drawing on in-depth interviews, they offer a revealing look into the lives of twenty-three Americans who have provided exemplary moral leadership in communities across the United States. These are people who have worked for the poor, fought battles for civil rights, worked for peace and protection of the environment, and generally have dedicated their lives to the service of others. Some are highly educated; others have had no more than a grade school education. Some are wealthy and influential, while others live near the poverty line. All have made a marked difference on their own communities and on America society. Some Do Care traces the lives and goals of these dedicated people from their first moral awakening in childhood to the wisdom and enduring moral commitment of their later years. The authors explore how these people acquire their moral goals, how their goals change and grow over the years, and how they sustain their faith and certainty in the face of grave risk and formidable sacrifice for themselves and their families. Drawing on these lives, the authors offer new insights about the role of faith and the importance of role models, particularly during the exemplar's formative years, as well as the meaning of moral courage and how it may be acquired. Five of the book's chapters present in-depth profiles of each of five moral exemplars living across the United States. The stories of their lives present a moral vision of America in inspiring color and detail. In conjunction with the profile chapters,integrative theme chapters present findings from interviews of other living moral exemplars and new theoretical insights about moral commitment in every day life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780029063569
(214mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anne Colby
Power of Ideals, Hardback (May 2015)
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.
Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education, Hardback (July 2011)
Business is the largest undergraduate major in the United States and still growing. This reality, along with the immense power of the business sector and its significance for national and global well-being, makes quality education critical not only for the students themselves but also for the public good.
Measurement of Moral Judgment, Paperback (February 2011)
This volume reviews Kohlberg's stage theory of classifying moral judgment and issues of reliability and validity are addressed.
Measurement of Moral Judgement: Volume 2, Standard Issue Scoring Manual, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Anne Colby
Volume 2 includes the scoring systems for three alternate, functionally equivalent forms of Kohlberg's moral judgment interview.
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