517. Heuristics and virtues
According to Virtue ethics (VE), we are supposed to follow virtuous dispositions in behaviour, but social psychology tells us that our choices are largely ruled by non-reflective and often non-rational decision heuristics, bypassing rational reflection and calculation (Kahneman, Tversky, 1979; Kahneman, Slovic and A. Tversky, 1982). While the heuristics are non-rational, they can be adaptive, assisting survival. That is how we acquired them, in evolution. How do they affect the enactment of virtues?