Can Character Traits Be Based on Brute Psychological Facts?

Ratio 31 (2):233-251 (2018)
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Abstract

Some of our largely unchosen first-order reactions, such as disgust, can underwrite morally-laden character traits. This observation is in tension with the plausible idea that virtues and vices are based on reasons. I propose a way to resolve the tension.

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Iskra Fileva
University of Colorado, Boulder

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