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The Architecture of Personal Traits

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Ethics and the Architecture of Personal Dispositions
3-4 July 2012, Paris-Sorbonne

Keynote Speakers

Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen)

Walter Mischel (Columbia)

Submitted Papers

Factitious Moral Virtue
Mark Alfano (Notre Dame)

Character, Will, and Agency
Roman Altshuler (SUNY)

Dispositions and Ethics
Rani Lill Anjum (UMB Oslo) and Stephen Mumford (Nottingham)

Between Character and Personality
Konrad Banicki (Jagiellonian)

In Defence of Vice
Tom Bates (Leiden)

Practical Necessity and Personality
Katharina Bauer (Bochum)

Situational Influences on Moral Judgment
Thomas Bienengräber (Duisburg-Essen)

Attachment, Character and Naturalism
Edward Harcourt (Oxford)

Character, Punishment, and the Liberal Order
Jonathan Jacobs (CUNY)

Situationism, Social Virtues, and Bystander Training
Kate Manne (Harvard) and Daniel Manne (Harvard)

Cultivating Virtue: Lessons from the Cognitive Learning Sciences
Alberto Masala (Sorbonne)

Does the CAPS Model Improve Our Understanding of Character and Personality?
Christian Miller (Wake Forest)

The Dispositions of Character
Hichem Naar (Manchester)

Behavioural Folds and Behavioural Vectors
Alain Pé-Curto (Geneva) and Federico Lauria (Geneva)

Non-Human Personality: A Missing Idea In Animal Ethics?
Simone Pollo (Sapienza) and Augusto Vitale (ISS Rome)

The Normativity Challenge
Clea Rees (Cardiff)

Should Character be used interchangeably with Moral Character?
Shilpa Sharma (IoE London)

Neuro-Rehabilitation and the Criminal Character
Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst)

Ethical Thought After Situationism
Nicholas Smyth (Brown)

Two Strategies for Responding to Situationism
Natasza Szutta (Gdansk)

Instilling Virtue
Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)


Character, Temptation, and Vice
7 March 2012, Cardiff

Emotion and Moral Judgment
Simone Schnall (Psychology, Cambridge)

Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Edward Skidelsky (Philosophy, Exeter)

In Defence of Vice
Tom Bates (Philosophy, Leiden)

Selfhood, Character, and the Five-Factor Model of Personality
Kristjan Kristjansson (Education, Iceland)


Habits, Biases, and Implicit Measures
9 November 2011, Cardiff University

Habit and Attention
Komarine Romdenh-Romluc (Philosophy, Nottingham)

Self-report versus Indirect Measures of Attitudes
Toon Kuppens (Psychology, Cardiff)

Responsibility for Implicit Bias
Jules Holroyd (Philosophy, Cardiff)

Prejudice Reduction versus Social Equality
Joseph Sweetman (Psychology, Cardiff)

Ranking Exercises in Philosophy
Jennifer Saul (Philosophy, Sheffield)


Attitudes, Values, and Traits
4-5 July 2011, Cardiff University

On Being Moved By Reasons
Naomi Goulder (Philosophy, Bristol)

Values and Behaviour
Gregory Maio (Psychology, Cardiff)

Virtue Monism and the Individuation of Situations
Alan Thomas (Philosophy, Tilburg)

Our Cherished Values: How and When do they Change?
Anat Bardi (Psychology, RHUL)

Two Thoughts Too Many
Clea Rees (Philosophy, Cardiff)

Enhancing Attitude Change Through Matched Appeals
Geoffrey Haddock (Psychology, Cardiff)

Attitudes, Moral Obligations, and Behaviour
Tony Manstead (Psychology, Cardiff)

Virtues and Attitudes
Jonathan Webber (Philosophy, Cardiff)


Automaticity and Personal Dispositions
22-23 September 2010, Paris-Sorbonne

Dale Hay (Psychology, Cardiff)

Understanding Character the Dispositional Way
Stephen Mumford (Philosophy, Nottingham)

Steps Toward a Neural-Cognitive Architecture of Virtue
Nancy Snow (Philosophy, Marquette)

More Than Good Habits
Alberto Masala (Philosophy, Sorbonne)

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Rani Lill Anjum (Philosophy, Oslo)

Personality and Character Traits
Jonathan Webber (Philosophy, Cardiff)