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Situationism and agency

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Research in psychology indicates that situations powerfully impact human behavior. Often, it seems, features of situations drive our behavior even when we remain unaware of these features or their influence. One response to this research is pessimism about human agency: human agents have little conscious control over their own behavior, and little insight into why they do what they do. In this paper we review classic and more recent studies indicating “the power of the situation,” and argue f...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
Florida State University
Department:
Department of Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
62-83
Publication date:
2013-06-05
ISSN:
2051-655X
URN:
uuid:98fb0afa-0e5b-471d-9fbc-94e9e2df958c
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ora:8798

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