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The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Jason Baehr


This book is a contribution to “responsibilist” or character‐based virtue‐epistemology, which is an approach to epistemology that gives a primary role to reflection on intellectual character virtues like inquisitiveness, open‐mindedness, carefulness and thoroughness in inquiry, and intellectual courage, rigor, and generosity. Beyond providing an accessible introduction to virtue epistemology and intellectual virtues, the book has two main goals. The first is to shed light on the nature and structure of intellectual virtues and their role in the cognitive economy. To this end, it examines the d ... More

Keywords: virtue epistemology, intellectual virtues, character and knowledge, knowledge and agency, personal worth, open‐mindedness, intellectual courage, intellectual virtues vs. moral virtues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Baehr, author
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
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