Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 May 2015

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199357741

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The Power of Ideals

The Real Story of Moral Choice

William Damon and Anne Colby

  • The John Templeton Foundation may supply direct promotional support. The Hoover Institution - Damon is a Senior Fellow - arranges book publicity for Fellows.
  • Rejects the cynical views of human nature that have dominated public perception and that have been based on studies with college students
  • Explores the workings of three virtues, inner truthfulness, humility, and faith, and argues that all of us can exercise control over important life decisions and pursue ideals that we believe in
  • Tells the stories of six moral giants — Nelson Mandela, Jane Addams, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Heschel, and Dag Hammarskjold — to provide examples that will inspire the rest of us

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