Character is Experience

Brookings Institution, Essays on Character and Opportunity 8 [eBook] (2014)

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 622

3 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2014

Date Written: October 22, 2014

Abstract

This extremely short essay argues that it is not conceptually possible to separate a person's character from her experiences in the world. It was published by the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families as part of a series of essays on Character & Opportunity. (It is a distillation of a piece of the argument of the book Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity.)

Keywords: equal opportunity, heredity, environment, nature, nurture, character, experience

Suggested Citation

Fishkin, Joseph, Character is Experience (October 22, 2014). Brookings Institution, Essays on Character and Opportunity 8 [eBook] (2014), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 622, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2517208

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