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Character As Moral Fiction

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9781107026728

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1107026725
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Pub. Date:
3/31/2013
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Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Everyone wants to be virtuous, but recent psychological investigations suggest that this may not be possible. Mark Alfano challenges this theory and asks, not whether character is empirically adequate, but what characters human beings could have and develop. Although psychology suggests that most people do not have robust character traits such as courage, honesty and open-mindedness, Alfano argues that we have reason to attribute these virtues to people because such attributions function as self-fulfilling prophecies - children become more studious if they are told that they are hard-working and adults become more generous if they are told that they are generous. He argues that we should think of virtue and character as social constructs: there is no such thing as virtue without social reinforcement. His original and provocative book will interest a wide range of readers in contemporary ethics, epistemology, moral psychology and empirically informed philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Tripartite naturalistic ethics
Factitious Moral Virtue:
Identifying the hard core of virtue ethics
Rearticulating the situationist challenge to virtue ethics
Attempts to defend virtue ethics
Factitious moral virtue
Factitious Intellectual Virtue:
Extending the situationist challenge to responsibilist virtue epistemology
Extending the situationist challenge to reliabilist virtue epistemology
Factitious intellectual virtue
Programmatic Conclusion:
To see as we are seen: an investigation of social distance heuristics
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