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Author Upton, Candace L., 1968-

Title Situational traits of character : dispositional foundations and implications for moral psychology and friendship / Candace L. Upton.

Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  179.9 UPTO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 119 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Global Traits of Character -- 2. Traits as Dispositions -- 3. Situational Traits of Character -- 4. Situational Traits and Social Psychology -- 5. Situational Traits and the Friendly Consequentialist.
Summary "Philosophical tradition holds that character traits are global; if you possess a particular character trait, you will perform trait-related behavior across the broad range of situations. In Situational Traits of Character: Dispositional Foundations and Implications for Moral Psychology and Friendship, Candace L. Upton offers an intriguing alternative to this philosophical tradition. By appealing to both normative considerations and the metaphysics of dispositions, Upton argues that character traits should be understood situationally. After developing and defending her situational account of character traits, Upton uses this account to adjudicate the debate over the compatibility of the demands of consequentialism with those of genuine friendship in favor of the friendly consequentialist."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Character.
Situation ethics.
ISBN 9780739132845 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739132849 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739132869 (electronic)
0739132865 (electronic)