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Lack of Character Personality and Moral Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0521608902

ISBN-13: 9780521608909

Edition: 2005

Authors: John M. Doris

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This book is a provocative contribution to contemporary ethics and moral psychology, challenging fundamental assumptions about character dating to Aristotle. John Doris draws on an array of social scientific research, especially experimental social psychology, to argue that people often grossly overestimate the behavioral impact of character and grossly underestimate the behaviorial impact of situations. Circumstance, Doris concludes, often has extraordinary influence on what people do, whatever sort of character they may appear to have. He then considers the implications of this observation for a range of issues in ethics, arguing that with more realistic picture effect, cognition, and…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Preface a renaissance of virtue
Joining the hunt
Character and consistency
Moral character, moral behavior
The fragmentation of character
Judging character
From psychology to ethics
Situation and responsibility
Is there anything to be ashamed of?