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B. Virtue Ethics > Character and Moral Psychology, by Christian Miller, published by OUP

COngrats to Christian Miller , who has publshed his second major recent book on character and psychology, this one developing especially his "mixed model" of character-traits and its implcations for metaethics and normative ethics:

"We are pleased to announce the publication of the second book by Christian Miller, Director of the Character Project. The book is entitled Character and Moral Psychology, and it discusses in detail his Mixed Trait View, situationism in psychology and philosophy, the Big Five Model, the CAPS Model, an error theory about judgments of character, and the psychological plausibility of Aristotelian virtue ethics. "

The book features:

"A new and controversial position about what our moral character looks like
At the intersection of moral philosophy and psychology
Advances the debate on one of the leading topics in ethics

Philosophers and psychologists have been hard at work trying to unlock the mysteries of our characters. Unfortunately, their answers have been all over the map. According to one position, every single person has all of the moral virtues, such as modesty and compassion, although to varying degrees. Yet according to another position, no one has any character traits at all since they are simply illusions and do not exist. Hence not one person is honest or compassionate or courageous. And between these extremes, there are plenty of intermediate views.
Christian B. Miller argues that not one of these leading positions accurately reflects what most of us are like today. He explores the implications of the Mixed Trait framework-a theory of moral character developed in his previous book, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory. Mixed traits have both morally positive aspects (hence they are not vices) along with morally negative aspects (hence they are not virtues). Miller engages with the other leading positions on the empirical nature of character: situationism, the CAPS model, the Big Five model, and the local trait model. He goes on to apply the Mixed Trait framework to several important topics in ethics, especially the development of an error theory about judgments of character and the challenge faced by virtue ethics from the widespread lack of virtue."

Readership: Scholars and advanced students in moral philosophy and psychology.

CONENTS
Preface
Part One: The Mixed Trait Framework
1: The Conceptual Background
2: The Framework of Mixed Traits
3: Illustrating the Framework of Mixed Traits: Cheating
Part Two: Engaging Other Frameworks
4: Situationism
5: The CAPS Model
6: The Big Five
Part Three: Applying the Framework
7: Errors about Character? Some Implications for Meta-Ethics
8: Trouble for Virtue Ethics? Some Implications for Normative Ethics
Part Four: The Next Step
9: Looking Forward
Works Cited
Index



CONTENTS
Preface
Part One: The Mixed Trait Framework
1: The Conceptual Background
2: The Framework of Mixed Traits
3: Illustrating the Framework of Mixed Traits: Cheating
Part Two: Engaging Other Frameworks
4: Situationism
5: The CAPS Model
6: The Big Five
Part Three: Applying the Framework
7: Errors about Character? Some Implications for Meta-Ethics
8: Trouble for Virtue Ethics? Some Implications for Normative Ethics
Part Four: The Next Step
9: Looking Forward
Works Cited
Index

More details can be found here:

http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199674367.do

http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199674367.do
http://www.amazon.com/Character-Moral-Psychology-Christian-Miller/dp/0199674361
March 10, 2014 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell