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Dr. Sean Jasso Bus 102 Sec 22 April 15, 2015 Article Review One Hartman, Edwin (2006). Can We Teach Character? An Aristotelian Answer. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(1), 68–81. Introduction Edwin M. Hartman, from Rutgers University, published the Can We Teach Character? An Aristotelian Answer in 2006. In the article, Hartman has tried to find the relationship among a person’s ethics, virtue and character. Also, Hartman attempts to identify what good characters are, when and how good characters are formed. Moreover, Hartman talks about the value and strength of characters, and the relationship between one person’s interest and characters. Ultimately, Hartman wants to examine if good character can be taught. There are several main sections consisting of the article, and each section is related to with another in a subsequent order. At the beginning of the article, Hartman’s main idea is to identify what ethic is about and how to teach ethics. Hartman relates ethics to virtue and good character. The main points he mentions is that the principle of the ethic, which “ an agent can apply to situations in business or elsewhere to find the right thing to do (Hartman, P 69. 2006).” Another main thesis the author wants to express is that a person’s good character is coherent and consistent. Then, Hartman applies this principle to a person’s good character. He defines that “A virtuous person is a person
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  • Spring '09
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