Character and Crime
An Inquiry into the Causes of the Virtue of Nations

  • Title:

    Character and Crime
  • Paperback ISBN:

    0819166618
  • Paperback Dimensions:

    0.5'' x 7.75'' x 5''
  • 302 Paperback pages

Writing as a philosopher, not as a social scientist, the author takes a radically different approach to the study of criminality, asking not "what are the causes of crime?" but "what are the causes of virtue?" Novak concentrates on what builds character and why there is a serious lack of character in our culture and society today.

Michael Novak is the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at AEI.

 

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  • Michael Novak, a philosopher, theologian, and author, is the 1994 recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He has been an emissary to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He has written twenty-seven books on the philosophy and theology of culture, especially the essential elements of a free society. His latest book is No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers (Doubleday, 2008).
  • Phone: 2028625838
    Email: mnovak@aei.org

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