In the context of wise decision making ...
If it's just virtues alone ...
At a recent parenting workshop, a parent was describing how he tried to help his child develop a new habit. The new strategy worked for 2 days before the child reverted to his old habit. The parent was at his wits end as to what to do next.
Virtues + Neuroscience
QUESTION: If the parent at the workshop knew how new habits form in the brain, and how much time it normally takes, would it help this parent be more at peace, more detached, and persevere?
If it's just neuroscience alone ...
On one hand, knowing how something works does not in anyway address the "so what" - So what if my brain is plastic? So what that I have the inborn imperative be a learning powerhouse? Why should all this matter?
Neuroscience + Virtues
QUESTION: If you knew that the less you decide to exercise moral excellence, the weaker it becomes, would that change the way you view your responsibility to cultivate it?