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Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge
Part I. The Methodology of Epistemology: 1. Using moral theory in epistemology 2. Difficulties in contemporary epistemology 3. More reasons to try a virtue approach: the relations between believingExpand
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The inescapability of Gettier problems
Gettier problems arise in the theory of knowledge when it is only by chance that a justified true belief is true. Since the belief might easily have been false in these cases, it is normallyExpand
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Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief
Introduction Chapter 1 The rejection of epistemic authority 1. Authority, equality, and self-reliance in the epistemic realm 2. The epistemological case for epistemic self-reliance 2.1 Mistrust ofExpand
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The Search for the Source of Epistemic Good
Knowledge has almost always been treated as good, better than mere true belief, but it is remarkably difficult to explain what it is about knowledge that makes it better. I call this "the valueExpand
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Moral exemplars in theory and practice
In this article I outline an original form of ethical theory that I call exemplarist virtue theory. The theory is intended to serve the philosophical purposes of a comprehensive moral theory, but itExpand
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Intellectual virtue : perspectives from ethics and epistemology
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 OFExpand
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EXEMPLARIST VIRTUE THEORY
In this essay I outline a radical kind of virtue theory I call ‘‘exemplarism,’’ which is foundational in structure but which is grounded in exemplars of moral goodness, direct reference to whichExpand
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Virtues of the mind: A theory of virtue and vice
We now begin the task of focusing epistemology on the concept of a virtue. In section 1, I distinguish several types of virtue theory by the ways they relate the fundamental moral concepts of aExpand
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Exemplarist Moral Theory
This paper summarizes my new moral theory, which is based on direct reference to exemplars of goodness, identified through the emotion of admiration. Since a motivating emotion is at the root of theExpand
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Emotion and Moral Judgment
This paper argues that an emotion is a state of affectively perceiving its intentional object as falling under a “thick affective concept” A, a concept that combines cognitive and affective aspectsExpand
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