Character, Situation and Behaviour
|Periode:||Semester 2, Blok III, IV|
- Wel Keuzevak
- Wel Contractonderwijs
- Geen Exchange
- Wel Study Abroad
- Geen Avondonderwijs
- Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
- Geen Honours Class
Good comprehension of English.
Most people are comfortable using character ascriptions in everyday conversation. We willingly attribute actions to some trait or other; kindness, cruelty, generosity and so on. In recent years, though, some philosophers have given a critique of characterological language based on the empirical findings from social psychology. This body of evidence seems to suggest that to a surprising extent our actions are the product of seemingly irrelevant situational factors. In this course we will systematically explore the situationist critique and assess it’s impact on our everyday understanding of character and behaviour.
Course objectives will be posted on Blackboard by the start of the course.
Mode of instruction
Oral presentation and paper.
- John Doris, Lack of Character
- Additional readings on Blackboard.
Please register for this course on uSis.
Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.
Specialisation (MA Philosophy): Ethics and Politics
Specialisations (MA Philosophy of a Specific Discipline): Philosophy of Humanities, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Political Science, Philosophy of Medical Sciences
|Maakt deel uit van||Soort opleiding||Semester||Blok|
|Philosophy of a Specific Discipline: Philosophy of Humanities||Master||2||III, IV|
|Philosophy of a Specific Discipline: Philosophy of Law||Master||2||III, IV|
|Philosophy of a Specific Discipline: Philosophy of Medical Sciences||Master||2||III, IV|
|Philosophy of a Specific Discipline: Philosophy of Political Science||Master||2||III, IV|