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2018.08.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Abrol Fairweather and Mark Alfano (eds.), Epistemic Situationism, Oxford University Press, 2017, 258pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199688234. Reviewed by John M. Doris, Washington University in St. Louis, and Santiago Amaya, Universidad de los Andes For 50 years or so, virtue ethics has been among the most prominent topics in moral philosophy, and for the past 15 years or so, situationism has been among the most prominent topics in virtue ethics. Situationism is a venerable view in social psychology, maintaining that personal dispositions matter less to behavior and cognition, and situational factors matter more, than one might expect.[1] Some philosophers have transposed situationism into ethics as a "character skepticism," asserting that character traits are too susceptible to the vagaries of circumstance to serve the requirements of virtue ethics, which insists that character traits may be cross. . .

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