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Professor David Carr Publishes in Philosophical Studies 13th August 2014 Academic Publications Professor David Carr’s paper titled ‘Is gratitude a moral virtue?’ appears in the August 2014 issue of Philosophical Studies, a journal dedicated to work in analytic philosophy.

The abstract for the paper can be found below:
One matter upon which the already voluminous philosophical and psychological literature on the topic seems to be agreed is that gratitude is a psychologically and socially beneficial human quality of some moral significance. Further to this, gratitude seems to be widely regarded by positive psychologists and virtue ethicists as a moral virtue. This paper, however, sets out to show that such claims and assumptions about the moral character of gratitude are questionable and that its status as a moral virtue is by no means straightforward.

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