Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2002
Why Aren't Moral People Always Moral?
An Argument for Considering Personality as the Foundational Link Between Biology and Context
In order to reduce internal dissonance and emotional pain, the personality plays a causal role in confabulating consistency among our beliefs, values and actions. To the extent that we are unaware of our own moral ''blind spots," a prima facie duty to engage in self-knowledge exists. Only then can we reduce injustices incurring from moral arrogance.