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Journal Article

Virtue and the Altruistic Personality

Vincent Jeffries
Sociological Perspectives
Vol. 41, No. 1 (1998), pp. 151-166
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.2307/1389357
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1389357
Page Count: 16

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Topics: Altruism, Prudence, Personality psychology, Charity, Justice, Love, Temperance, Fortitude, Normativity, Personality
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Abstract

This paper applies the concept of virtue to an analysis of theory and research pertaining to the altruistic personality. Five primary virtues are considered: temperance, fortitude, justice, charity, prudence. The virtues are presented as the personality structure underlying altruistic motivation and behavior. Available evidence indicating a possible relationship between each of the virtues and altruistic behavior is reviewed. Sorokin's scheme of five dimensions of love is used to analyze the relationship between each of the virtues and altruistic behavior in different social situations. The advantages of viewing the altruistic personality from the perspective of the virtues is discussed. /// [Spanish] En este trabajo se aplica el concepto de virtud al análisis de la teoría e investigación relativa a la personalidad altruística. Se consideran cinco virtudes primarias: templanza, fortaleza, justicia, caridad y prudencia. Las virtudes son presentadas como la estructura de la personalidad que sirve como fundamento para la motivación y comportamiento altruístico. Evidencias válidas indican una posible relación entre cada una de las virtudes, y además se revisa el comportamiento altruístico. Se utiliza el esquema de las cinco dimenciones de amor de Sorokin para analizar las relaciones entre cada una de las virtudes y comportamiento altruístico en diferentes situaciones sociales. Desde la perspectiva de las virtudes se discute el punto de vista de las ventajas de la personalidad altruísta. /// [Chinese] (Unicode for Chinese abstract). /// [Japanese] (Unicode for Japanese abstract).

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