Abstract: Doris (2015b) develops a theory of moral agency to avoid a skeptical challenge arising from psychology studies indicating that (im)moral behavior is caused by trivial situational factors. His theory is flawed in attending only to situational influences on behavior and neglecting individual differences such as moral identity and virtue. A focus on individual differences in resilience to influence from trivial situational factors defangs the skeptical challenge and offers a better account of moral agency.
Citation: Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., & Lang, S. F. (2018). On properly characterizing moral agency. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, 21-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X1700067X