David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 5 (1):1-36 (2010)
In a number of recent papers, I have begun to develop a new theory of character which is conceptually distinct both from traditional Aristotelian accounts as well as from the positive view of local traits outlined by John Doris. On my view, many human beings do have robust traits of character which play an important explanatory and predictive role, but which are triggered by certain situational variables which preclude them from counting as genuine Aristotelian virtues. Like others in this discussion, I have focused on helping behavior in particular, and have gone on to argue that much of the social psychology literature is compatible with this new approach. The goal of this paper is to develop the model as it pertains to helping behavior further by examining how helping-relevant traits can serve as impediments to helping behavior.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Lauren Olin & John M. Doris (2014). Vicious Minds. Philosophical Studies 168 (3):665-692.
Paul T. Berghaus & Nathan L. Cartagena (2015). Involuntary Sins, Social Psychology, and the Application of Redemption. Heythrop Journal 56 (4):593-603.
Similar books and articles
Christian Miller (2011). Guilt, Embarrassment, and Global Character Traits Associated with Helping. In Thom Brooks (ed.), New Waves in Ethics. Palgrave Macmillan
Christian Miller (2009). Empathy, Social Psychology, and Global Helping Traits. Philosophical Studies 142 (2):247-275.
Christian Miller (2009). Social Psychology, Mood, and Helping: Mixed Results for Virtue Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Ethics 13 (2-3):145 - 173.
Candace L. Upton (2005). A Contextual Account of Character Traits. Philosophical Studies 122 (2):133 - 151.
Candace L. Upton (2009). Situational Traits of Character: Dispositional Foundations and Implications for Moral Psychology and Friendship. Lexington Books.
Gilbert Harman (2009). Skepticism About Character Traits. Journal of Ethics 13 (2/3):235 - 242.
Chris Tucker (2004). Harman Vs. Virtue Theory. Southwest Philosophy Review 21 (1):137-145.
Rachana Kamtekar (2004). Situationism and Virtue Ethics on the Content of Our Character. Ethics 114 (3):458-491.
Candace L. Upton (2009). The Structure of Character. Journal of Ethics 13 (2-3):175 - 193.
John M. Doris (2002). Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior. Cambridge University Press.
Sandrine Berges (2002). Evil Behaviour and Character: Virtue Ethics Versus Social Psychology. In Diane Medlicott (ed.), Their Deeds were Evil: Understanding Atrocity, Ferocity and Extreme Crime. Rodopi
Deborah C. Zeller (2007). Virtue, Virtue Skepticism, and the Milgram Studies. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):50-59.
John R. Deckop, Caril C. Cirka & Lynne M. Andersson (2003). Doing Unto Others: The Reciprocity of Helping Behavior in Organizations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 47 (2):101 - 113.
Miguel Alzola (2008). Character and Environment: The Status of Virtues in Organizations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 78 (3):343 - 357.
Christian Miller (2010). Guilt and Helping. International Journal of Ethics 6 (2/3):231-252.
Added to index2011-03-15
Total downloads30 ( #125,813 of 1,789,836 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #420,676 of 1,789,836 )
How can I increase my downloads?