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The Structure of Character

Candace L. Upton
The Journal of Ethics
Vol. 13, No. 2/3, Virtue Ethics and Moral Psychology: The Situationism Debate (2009), pp. 175-193
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40345399
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

In this paper, I defend a local account of character traits that posits traits like close-friend-honesty and good-mood-compassion. John Doris also defends local character traits, but his local character traits are indistinguishable from mere behavioral dispositions, they are not necessary for the purpose which allegedly justifies them, and their justification is only contingent, depending upon the prevailing empirical situation. The account of local traits I defend posits local traits that are traits of character rather than behavioral dispositions, local traits that are necessary to satisfy one of their central purposes, and local traits whose justification is dependent upon theoretical rather than empirical considerations.

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