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Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Michael DePaul and Linda Zagzebski


Virtues have always been vital to the work of ethicists, but only recently have been analyzed and employed by epistemologists. By shifting the loci of analyses from properties of beliefs to intellectual traits of agents, a formidable epistemological movement has birthed into what has been called virtue epistemology. Ironically, although virtue epistemology got its inspiration from virtue ethics, this is the first book that brings virtue epistemologists and virtue ethicists together to contribute their particular expertise, and the first that is devoted to the topic of intellectual virtue. Virt ... More

Keywords: epistemic value, intellectual vice, intellectual virtue, normative epistemology, skepticism, the value problem, virtue epistemology, virtue ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252732
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael DePaul, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
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Linda Zagzebski, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma
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Front Matter


Linda Zagzebski, and Michael DePaul

Part One Classical Virtue Ethics and Virtue Epistemology

Part Two Contemporary Virtue Ethics and Epistemology

Part Three The Good of Knowledge

Part Four Using Virtue to Redefine the Problems of Epistemology

10 Knowing Cognitive Selves

Christine McKinnon

Part Five Applying Virtue to Epistemology: An Intellectual Virtue Examined

11 Humility and Epistemic Goods

Robert C. Roberts, and W. Jay Wood

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