Sep 20, 2021 • 56M

The Uncommon Wisdom Podcast || Episode 2: Christian Miller on Our (Mediocre) Moral Character

We're Not as Good as We Think

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In this episode, Prof. Miller and I discuss the value of good character, the empirical evidence showing that most of us are morally mediocre (not too good; not too bad), what steps we can take to develop better character, whether developing it bumps us against diminishing marginal returns, and to what extent, if any, religious folks tend to have better character than secular folks. Most of the discussion was based on his excellent 2018 book, The Character Gap (Oxford University Press).

Prof. Christian Miller is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forrest University. His research is primarily in contemporary ethics and philosophy of religion.