Character as Moral Fiction

Character as Moral Fiction

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This provocative contribution to ethics and epistemology argues that virtue attributions are self-fulfilling prophecies.Participants at Harvard took a trivia quiz and were rewarded monetarily for each correct answer. ... On average, students in the experimental condition claimed to have correctly answered 10 percent more questions than the control ... Participants at MIT took a math quiz, but this time there were three experimental conditions.

Title:Character as Moral Fiction
Author:Mark Alfano
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-02-14


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