Reclaiming virtue: how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason

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c2009.
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In his groundbreaking New York Times bestselling books and compelling PBS specials, John Bradshaw transformed our understanding of the family and became a dominant figure in the field of addiction and recovery. Now he brings together a lifetime of experience and teaching to redefine virtue—how we learn it and live it—for our troubled times. John Bradshaw has written this book for the millions of decent, caring people who are struggling every day with painful choices, who are appalled—as he is—by the greed and shamelessness that plague our society, and who long for guidance for themselves and their children in an increasingly complex world. Is the only solution a return to an oppressive, rules-based morality or an idealized past? Bradshaw says no. Instead he shows that each of us has what he calls an inborn moral intelligence, an inner guidance system that can lead us—if we know how to cultivate it in ourselves and others.His fascinating discussion ranges from the ancient Greek philosophers to modern explorations of emotional development, from provocative historical insights to the recent discoveries of neuroscience. Why do so many attempts at moral education fail? What is willpower, and how can we develop it? How can we navigate the inevitable problems of love and work and aging? How can we begin again after addiction or failure? How can we lead and discipline our children?What emerges is a clear vision of a morality grounded in childhood, educated by the practice of both traditional and modern virtues, and culminating in the moment-to-moment ability to “do the right thing at the right time for the right reason.” Reclaiming Virtue is both an inspiring appeal to what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” and a wise guide to building a life of unshakable integrity and well-being.
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table_of_contents What is moral intelligence? -- Introduction : the better angels of our nature -- The ancient notion of the life of virtue -- New discoveries about human nature -- Biological/emotional guidance system -- Our moral brain : emotion, mind, free choice, and -- Attachment -- The revolutionary discovery of the child's moral -- Intelligence -- Ten major sources from which moral intelligence -- Develops -- Moral intelligence in action : doing the right thing -- Developing your moral intelligence -- Introduction : the oxygen mask principle -- New wine in old wineskins : when the solution becomes -- The problem -- Recovering your innocence : authentic presence and -- Emancipating your will -- Encounters with the dark side : owning your shadow -- Caring for yourself and caring for others : your two -- Careers -- Nurturing the moral intelligence of those -- In your care -- Introduction : every small act of virtue -- The infant who soothed her sobbing mom : the building -- Blocks of emotional intelligence -- Committing adultery at age eight : how conscience is -- Formed -- Were you there when jesus spanked the children? -- Family, fatherhood, and corporal punishment -- The heart of the order : the elements that form -- Moral character -- Why the conflict of generations is necessary : the roots -- Of sexual modesty, studiousness, fidelity, and self -- Efficacy.
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title Reclaiming virtue : how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason
title_display Reclaiming virtue : how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason
title_full Reclaiming virtue : how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason / John Bradshaw
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title_sort reclaiming virtue how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason
title_sub how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason