Situationism and the Pyrrhic Defense of Character Education: Commentary on Sreenivasan

Lapsley, D. (2017). Situationism and the Pyrrhic Defense of Character Education: Commentary on Sreenivasan. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong & C. B. Miller [Eds] Moral Psychology: Virtue and Character, pp. 171- 181. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Chapter excerpt: One of the striking trends in recent moral psychology is the robust dialogue now commonplace between ethical theory and empirical psychology. At lease since the regnancy of the Kohlberg paradigm there was always an interest among moral development researchers in appropriating the dominant traditional of ethical theory to define the domain of inquiry. From the other side the naturalizing tendencies sweeping through contemporary philosophy encouraged broader engagement with empirical psychology. this is particularly evident in morality and virtue ethics where there is a widely shared view that the starting point of ethical theory should be the facts of human nature and that reflection on the moral personality should be constrained by some degree of psychological realism. Hence, psychologists who want to get their ethics right and philosophers who want to get their facts straight encouraged common effort to do empirically responsible moral philosophy and philosophically moral psychology. This volume is one illustration of that effort. 

Read the chapter: Lapsley, D. (2017). Situationism and the Pyrrhic Defense of Character Education: Commentary on Sreenivasan. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong & C. B. Miller [Eds] Moral Psychology: Virtue and Character, pp. 171- 181. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.



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