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Character and Moral Psychology

Christian B. Miller

Abstract

Philosophers and psychologists have been hard at work trying to unlock the mysteries of our characters. Unfortunately, their answers have been all over the map. According to one position, every single person has all of the moral virtues, such as modesty and compassion, although to varying degrees. Yet according to another position, no one has any character traits as all since they are simply illusions and do not exist. Hence not one person is honest or compassionate or courageous. And between these extremes, there are plenty of intermediate views. It turns out that all of these leading positio ... More

Keywords: character, virtue, vice, situationism, big five, CAPS model, virtue ethics, error theory, harming, cheating

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674367.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian B. Miller, author
Wake Forest University

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