The Mixed Trait Model of Character Traits and the Moral Domains of Resource Distribution and Stealing

In Character: New Perspectives in Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology. Oxford University Press. pp. 164-191 (2015)

Authors
Christian Miller
Wake Forest University
Abstract
In this paper my goal is to extend my earlier discussion, at least in a preliminary way, to two additional areas – fairness and stealing. In doing so, I will consider whether the existing research is compatible with my Mixed Trait model, or whether instead it gives me reason to be concerned with how broadly applicable the model really is. My conclusion will be that the results are, so to speak, a mixed bag. With respect to fairness research, some careful conceived studies have been done which do in fact provide additional support for my model. But in the area of research of stealing, it will turn out that we are badly in need of new behavioral studies before we can draw any reasonable conclusions about people’s characters in this area.
Keywords Fairness  Stealing  Virtue  Vice  Character  Mixed Traits  Situationism  Traits
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 55,856
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Distributive Justice and Empirical Moral Psychology.Christian Miller - 2015 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:Online.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology.Christian Miller - 2016 - In Iskra Fileva (ed.), Questions of Character. Oxford University Press. pp. 249-267.
Are Most of Us Honest People? Or Dishonest? Or Neither?Christian Miller - 2015 - In Artur Szutta & Natasza Szutta (eds.), W poszukiwaniu moralnego charakteru. Academicon Publishing House. pp. 103-145.
Character and Moral Psychology.Christian B. Miller - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
The Psychology of Virtue.Christian Miller - 2017 - In Alejo José G. Sison, Gregory Beabout & Ignacio Ferrero (eds.), Handbook on Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. Springer. pp. 491-500.
Virtue, Character and Situation.Jonathan Webber - 2006 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (2):193-213.
Harman Vs. Virtue Theory.Chris Tucker - 2004 - Southwest Philosophy Review 21 (1):137-145.
Situationism Versus Situationism.Travis J. Rodgers & Brandon Warmke - 2015 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (1):9-26.
The Possibility of Virtue.Miguel Alzola - 2012 - Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (2):377-404.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-04-01

Total views
1 ( #1,450,001 of 2,401,727 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #551,964 of 2,401,727 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes