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The Psyche of a Good Citizen: On the Psychology of Civic Virtue
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Québec | 2015 | p. 83-99
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 1718-9977 (numérique)
Author: 
Shelley Burtt
Corporate author: 
Les ateliers de l'éthique
Region: 
Global

What are the psychological sources of civic virtue in the republican tradition? This article identifies three: the education of the passions, the manipulation of interests, and the compulsion to duty. The author explores each and concludes that an appreciation of their distinctions suggests possibilities for reviving republican virtue in the modern world.

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Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Teaching and learning materials
Theme: 
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Level of education: 
Higher education

Keyword

Civic; Citizenship
Civique; Citoyenneté