A Virtue Epistemology

Ernest Sosa

in A Virtue Epistemology

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780199297023
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711411 | DOI:
 A Virtue Epistemology

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This chapter presents a theory of knowledge as coming in two main varieties: the animal and the reflective. Animal knowledge is apt belief, which hits the mark of truth through the exercise of competence, of intellectual virtue. This account enables a further, broader approach to scepticism, both dream scepticism and the more radical scepticism of outre scenarios such as the envatted brain and others of its ilk.

Keywords: aptness; adroitness; knowledge; animal knowledge; reflective knowledge; virtue epistemology

Chapter.  7147 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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