characterology


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characterology

(ˌkærɪktərˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
the academic study of character

characterology

the study of character, especially its development and its variations. — characterologist, n.characterologic, characterological, adj.
See also: Behavior
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lt;<On Linguistic Characterology with Illustrations from Modern English>>.
In fact, a mutual exposition is possible here: Conrad's novel offers an uncanny illustration of Schopenhauers philosophy of character, and Schopenhauer's characterology in turn provides a useful conceptual vocabulary with which to analyze Conradian character.
Where Brophy operates largely at the level of content and characterology, however, my concern lies with the modes that might enable Hollinghurst to model "new forms" of encounter or recognition in the erotic and unexpectedly cosmopolitan spheres of this novel.
as representative, and against the moralistic characterology, as above,
In comparison to earlier studies, Miller demonstrates even greater confidence and fluidity in linking interrelated phenomena of narration, characterology, rhetoric, and ethics while at the same time bringing certain persistent theoretical inquiries--into the nature of speech acts and their decisiveness to social relations in and out of literary works--to some resolution, however provisional.
Rather, an effective critique of Ackroyd's identity poetics and politics calls into question elements of imagology, theories of collective image, and national characterology, with appreciable touches of classical historiography.
She developed a new course on the virtues, or characterology, a study so impressive that some of her sister-students have admitted to carrying their class notes from location to location for over 50 years.