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Title: The Story of Situationist Psychology

Abstract: The situationist psychology experiments (e.g. Milgram's Obedience to Authority) demonstrate that agents can be more readily induced to act badly than most of us expect. Doris (2002) has argued these experiments show agent behaviour is more determined by circumstantial environmental factors than by stable, inner character traits. Because of this, globalist accounts of virtue ethics are empirically inadequate. A number of philosophers have responded to this by providing alternative explanations of subject behaviour which are consistent with the existence of global character traits. These explanations include saying subjects act badly because they experience new desires, because they have competing global character traits, because they lack practical wisdom or because they experience weakness of will. Though I don't aim to vindicate Doris, I argue that all of these explanations face important explanatory gaps. I argue a better explanation can be provided by thinking about the set and strength of subjects' perceived reasons for action. "/></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" summary="Event details"><tr><td style="padding:0 1em 10px 0;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#888;white-space:nowrap" valign="top"><div><i style="font-style:normal">When</i></div></td><td style="padding-bottom:10px;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#222" valign="top"><time itemprop="startDate" datetime="20171019T040000Z"></time><time itemprop="endDate" datetime="20171019T053000Z"></time>Thu 19 Oct 2017 15:00 – 16:30 <span style="color:#888">Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney</span></td></tr><tr><td style="padding:0 1em 10px 0;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#888;white-space:nowrap" valign="top"><div><i style="font-style:normal">Where</i></div></td><td style="padding-bottom:10px;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#222" valign="top"><span itemprop="location" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Place"><span itemprop="name" class="notranslate">The Muniment Room, University of Sydney</span><span dir="ltr"> (<a style="color:#20c;white-space:nowrap" itemprop="map" href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/M41aBLUvGwaaub?domain=maps.google.com" target="_blank">map</a>)</span></span></td></tr><tr><td style="padding:0 1em 10px 0;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#888;white-space:nowrap" valign="top"><div><i style="font-style:normal">Calendar</i></div></td><td style="padding-bottom:10px;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#222" valign="top">Current Projects</td></tr><tr><td style="padding:0 1em 10px 0;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#888;white-space:nowrap" valign="top"><div><i style="font-style:normal">Who</i></div></td><td style="padding-bottom:10px;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#222" valign="top"><table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td style="padding-right:10px;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#222"><span style="font-family:Courier New,monospace">&#x2022;</span></td><td style="padding-right:10px;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:#222"><div><div style="margin:0 0 0.3em 0"><span class="notranslate">Kristie Miller</span><span style="font-size:11px;color:#888">- creator</span></div></div></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></div></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:#f6f6f6;color:#888;border-top:1px Solid #ccc;font-family:Arial,Sans-serif;font-size:11px"><p>Invitation from <a style="" href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Ov16BlfYOMaaU3?domain=google.com" target="_blank">Google Calendar</a></p><p>You are receiving this email at the account sydphil@arts.usyd.edu.au because you are subscribed for notifications on calendar Current Projects.</p><p>To stop receiving these emails, please log in to <a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Ov16BlfYOMaaU3?domain=google.com">https://www.google.com/calendar/</a> and change your notification settings for this calendar.</p><p>Forwarding this invitation could allow any recipient to modify your RSVP response. <a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/9OVQB5UkLn22uV?domain=support.google.com">Learn More</a>.</p></td></tr></table></div></span></span>