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Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood


Some of the most interesting work in late-20th-century epistemology reintroduced, from ancient and medieval philosophy, the idea of an intellectual virtue and the related idea of proper epistemic function. But most of that work employed such concepts, with questionable success, in the interest of defining justification, warrant, or knowledge; and little or none of it offered detailed analyses of intellectual virtues. This book proposes and illustrates a different purpose for epistemology, one that we see in early modern thinkers, especially John Locke — namely that of guiding, refining, and in ... More

Keywords: education, emotions, epistemology, knowledge, practice, virtue, will

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199283675
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283675.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Roberts, author
Distinguished Professor of Ethics, Baylor University
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W. Jay Wood, author
Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Illinois
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