Virtues of the Mind An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge

ISBN-10: 0521578264

ISBN-13: 9780521578264

Edition: 1996

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This work of philosophy introduces virtue theory and ethics and shows how the concept of intellectual virtue can be used to give an account of the major concepts in epistemology - the theory of knowledge.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

William M. Tsutsui is Professor of History at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters (2004), Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan (1998), and Banking Policy in Japan: American Efforts at Reform During the Occupation (1988).

The Methodology of Epistemology
Using moral theory in epistemology
Difficulties in contemporary epistemology
More reasons to try a virtue approach: the relations between believing and feeling
An objection to modeling evaluation in epistemology on ethics: the dispute over the voluntariness of belief
Conclusion to Part 1 why center epistemology on the virtues
A Theory of Virtue and Vice
Types of virtue theories
The nature of a virtue
Intellectual and moral virtue
The two components of intellectual virtue
The importance of phronesis
The definition of deontic concepts
Conclusion to Part 2 the scope of the moral
The Nature of Knowledge
Knowledge and the ethics of belief
Defining knowledge
Gettier problems
Reliabilism
Plantinga's theory of proper function
Harmonizing internal and external aspects of knowing
Conclusion to Part 3 ethicss, epistemology, and psychology
Bibliography
Index
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