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Author Miller, Christian B., author
Title Character and moral psychology / Christian B. Miller
Imprint Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014
©2014
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 Ethnology Library  BF818 .M43 2014    AVAILABLE    30520020788809
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  179.9 M6129ch 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101496720
 人文社會聯圖  BF818 .M43 2014    AVAILABLE    30660020133935
Edition First edition published in 2014
Descript xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265) and index
Part I, The mixed trait framework ; 1. The conceptual background -- 2. The framework of mixed traits -- 3. Illustrating the framework : cheating --Part II, Engaging other frameworks ; 4. Situationism -- 5. The CAPS model -- 6. The big five -- Part III, Applying the framework ; 7. Errors about character? : some implications for meta-ethics -- 8. Trouble for virtue ethics? : some implications for normative ethics -- Part IV, The next step ; 9. Looking forward
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 at 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. Christian B. Miller argues that not one of these leading positions accurately reflects what most of us are like today. He explores the implications of the Mixed Trait framework-a theory of moral character developed in his previous book, Moral Character : An Empirical Theory. Mixed traits have both morally positive aspects (hence they are not vices) along with morally negative aspects (hence they are not virtues). Miller engages with the other leading positions on the empirical nature of character: situationism, the CAPS model, the Big Five model, and the local trait model. He goes on to apply the Mixed Trait framework to several important topics in ethics, especially the development of an error theory about judgments of character and the challenge faced by virtue ethics from the widespread lack of virtue. --Publisher's website
Subject Character
Virtue
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