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True Generosity Involves More Than Just Giving

Christian B. Miller: What more is involved in being a generous person besides consistently donating one’s money, time, and resources? Philosophers should have a lot to say to help us answer this question, especially in light of the explosion of work on virtue and character in recent decades. But not so. Generosity is a neglected virtue in academic research in general, and perhaps most of all in philosophy. There have been very few articles on generosity in mainstream philosophy journals since 1975. Let us venture out on our own, then. I want to propose three requirements we have to meet to qualify as generous people.

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