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Philosophy Forum: Generosity — A Surprisingly Neglected Virtue

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by skultety

Dr. Christian B. Miller

Wake Forest University

November 16th at 4:00-5:30 in Bryant Hall 200

“Generosity: A Surprisingly Neglected Virtue”

“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 virtue of generosity, and consider other contenders as well.”

The format of this event will be a workshop of Dr. Miller’s paper. Requests for an advance copy of the paper can be directed to Dr. Donovan Wishon (

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