On Virtue, Value, and Epistemic Normativity

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dc.contributor.author Boren, Ted (Buddy)
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-01T22:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-01T22:46:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-09-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6648
dc.description.abstract Virtue epistemology is epistemological evaluation that gives ‘intellectual virtue’ a primary consideration in its analysis. This thesis is about how two types of virtue epistemology are related to each other, and how when taken broadly as a whole, virtue epistemology has theoretical and practical benefits for epistemic and epistemological evaluation. I begin by way of a quick historical review, and define epistemology as the study of good or bad ways of grasping reality. Part One is then devoted to describing the ‘virtue’ part of virtue epistemology. I posit a broad view of virtue: that human excellences come in the form of cognitive faculties and character traits. What binds them is a meta-epistemological commitment that epistemological analysis should focus on the whole of the person, which includes how the person relates to the environment, other persons, and importantly the values of the whole person. In Part Two, I take a closer look of how the various conceptions of intellectual virtue are different, specifically with an examination of epistemic value. In Part Three, I take up an objection levelled by the Epistemic Anti-Realist that is a call for concern for intellectual virtues, and epistemological evaluation on the whole. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Epistemology en_US
dc.subject Virtue en_US
dc.subject Value en_US
dc.subject Normativity en_US
dc.title On Virtue, Value, and Epistemic Normativity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Rysiew, Patrick William
dc.contributor.supervisor Cameron, Margaret
dc.degree.department Department of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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