Metaphilosophy 49 (3):216-245 (2018)

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Christian Miller
Wake Forest University
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There have only been three articles in mainstream philosophy journals going back at least to the 1970s on generosity. In this paper, I hope to draw attention to this neglected virtue. By building on what work has already been done, and trying to advance that discussion along several different dimensions, I hope that others will take a closer look at this important and surprisingly complex virtue. More specifically, I formulate three important necessary conditions for what is involved in possessing the virtue of generosity, and consider other contenders as well.
Keywords Generosity  Virtue  Supererogation  Presumptiousness  Altruism  Compassion
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12298
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