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Moral Philosophy Meets Social Psychology: Virtue Ethics and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Gilbert Harman

in Explaining Value

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780198238041
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597626 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238045.003.0010
 Moral Philosophy Meets Social Psychology: Virtue Ethics and the Fundamental Attribution Error

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Results in social psychology cast doubt on the existence of robust character traits of the sort that people normally take for granted, and the sort that virtue ethics must appeal to. We should try to stop thinking in terms of character traits.

Keywords: character traits; fundamental attribution error; social psychology; virtue ethics

Chapter.  5531 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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