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Virtue Epistemology Naturalized

Bridges Between Virtue Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

Editors: Fairweather, Abrol (Ed.)

  • Examines an underdeveloped aspect of virtue epistemology, namely the interconnections between virtue epistemology and philosophy of science
  • Contributes to the development of naturalistic perspectives in virtue epistemology
  • Builds on recent empirical work in virtue ethics
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About this book

This book presents four bridges connecting work in virtue epistemology and work in philosophy of science (broadly construed) that may serve as catalysts for the further development of naturalized virtue epistemology. These bridges are: empirically informed theories of epistemic virtue; virtue theoretic solutions to under determination; epistemic virtues in the history of science; and the value of understanding.

Virtue epistemology has opened many new areas of inquiry in contemporary epistemology including: epistemic agency, the role of motivations and emotions in epistemology, the nature of abilities, skills and competences, wisdom and curiosity.

Value driven epistemic inquiry has become quite complex and there is a need for a responsible and rigorous process of constructing naturalized theories of epistemic virtue. This volume makes the involvement of the sciences more explicit and looks at the empirical aspect of virtue epistemology.

Concerns about virtue epistemology are considered in the essays contained here, including the question: can any virtue epistemology meet both the normativity constraint and the empirical constraint? The volume suggests that these worries should not be seen as impediments but rather as useful constraints and desiderata to guide the construction of naturalized theories of epistemic virtue.

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“This is a collection of nineteen papers, assembled and briefly introduced by Abrol Fairweather. Together they explore an incredibly broad and fertile range of the connections between virtue epistemology, cognitive psychology, and the philosophy of science. … Anyone interested in virtue epistemology, philosophy of science, or naturalized epistemology should consider this book an excellent resource.” (Sarah Wright, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, ndpr.nd.edu, April, 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Bridges Between Virtue Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

    Fairweather, Abrol

    Pages 1-9

  • The Function of Perception

    Graham, Peter J.

    Pages 13-31

  • Metacognition and Intellectual Virtue

    Lepock, Christopher

    Pages 33-48

  • Daring to Believe: Metacognition, Epistemic Agency and Reflective Knowledge

    Broncano, Fernando

    Pages 49-66

  • Success, Minimal Agency and Epistemic Virtue

    Montemayor, Carlos

    Pages 67-81

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04672-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04671-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34925-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtue Epistemology Naturalized
Book Subtitle
Bridges Between Virtue Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
Editors
  • Abrol Fairweather
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
366
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04672-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04672-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04671-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34925-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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