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Civil courage (sometimes also referred to as "Social courage") is defined by many different standards. In general, the term is usually referred to when civilians stand up against something that is deemed unjust and evil, knowing that the consequences of their action might lead to their death, injury or some other form of significant harm.[citation needed]

In some countries (e.g. France[1] and Germany)[2] the duty to come to the rescue of a person in peril is enshrined in criminal law, but this specifically excludes assistance that would seriously endanger the person who is providing it. Narssarssuaq (talk) 10:30, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Undue representation of Peterson & Seligman's book, institute, and point of view[edit]

For a classical topic like courage, I think sections 5 (As a strength in psychology) and 6 (Bravery), based on the 2004 book Character Strengths and Virtues by Peterson & Seligman make up a large portion of this article (the book is cited 10 times). This gives undue prominence to these authors' point of view, theory, and categorization scheme. Per WP:UNDUE, I think these sections need to be removed/rewritten; they are fairly promotional of these authors' work, book, and institute (Virtues in Action, VIA).

Also to be noted is the fact that these parts have been added by a single-purpose account, I love courage. FireflySixtySeven (talk) 10:41, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree. I'm not...courageous...enough to remove them immediately, but I added templates to the Bravery section to hopefully generate some editing or other points of view. If no other opinions are voiced and the sections aren't drastically rewritten, I would remove the content. Ohspite (talk) 05:49, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
    • ^ French Criminal Code §63(2)
    • ^ German Criminal Code §323c