Thoughts on the Role of Virtue in a Democratic Society

Iā€™d like to share with you my article, ā€œThe Death of Honesty,ā€ published in Defining Ideas, a Hoover Institution Journal, which explores how moral numbness brought on by a decline of honesty and a failure to cultivate virtue in citizens can be a threat to democracy.

3 Responses to “Thoughts on the Role of Virtue in a Democratic Society”

  1. maria pryshlak says:

    Could you kindly share with me your blog post entitled “Thoughts on the Role of Virtue in a Democratic Society”? I would appreciate it.

  2. Judy Joyce says:

    Dear Dr. Damon.

    Admiration for you work is something at first blush, I must admit impresses me. I am just now becoming familiar with it as part of my research on the latest theories of Adolescent Psychology. The essence of the direction you are espousing for students and the families who guide them, is without question a refreshing approach to our culture now saturated with with what comes across as a “fast food” mentality about growing up and establishing a life worth living. I wanted to ask you if, by suggesting that less than the ideal is an acceptable reality in identifiable instances, are you in favor of presenting the ideal of “Truth telling” as an overriding goal at all times or is your theory an approach that is more utilitarian?