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Virtue epistemology : motivation and knowledge

Author: Stephen E Napier
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, [2008]. ©2008
Series: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stephen Napier presents an examination of the research in cognitive science and moral psychology to build an account of knowledge.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Napier
ISBN: 9780826497949 0826497942
OCLC Number: 191258539
Description: 174 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Competing conceptions of a cognitive virtue --
A virtue account of perception --
A virtue account of memory --
Testimony and cognitive virtue --
Moral expertise : the role of cognitive virtues in generating knowledge --
Cognitive virtue, divine hiddenness, and reasonable belief or nonbelief.
Series Title: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: Stephen Napier.
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Proposes that agents must be motivated correctly to acquire knowledge, even in the case of perception. This book examines the empirical research in cognitive science and moral psychology to build an  Read more...

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