Epistemology Becoming Intellectually Virtuous

ISBN-10: 0877845220

ISBN-13: 9780877845225

Edition: N/A

Authors: W. Jay Wood

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How do we know what we know? What have wisdom, prudence and studiousness to do with justifying our beliefs? Jay Wood begins this introduction to epistemology by taking an extended look at the idea of knowing within the context of the intellectual virtues. He then surveys current views of foundationalism, epistemic justification and reliabilism. Finally he examines the relationship of epistemology to religious belief, and the role of emotions and virtues in proper cognitive functioningProfessors will find this text, with its many examples drawn from everyday student experience, especially useful in introducing students to the formal study of epistemology.
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/9/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

W. Jay Wood (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is professor in the philosophy department at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

The Nature of Epistemology
When Do Epistemological Questions Arise?
Epistemology and the Pursuit of Intellectual Virtues
The Christian and Intellectual Virtues
Doing Epistemology As If Virtue Mattered
Is Everyone Called to Pursue the Intellectual Virtues?
Exploring the Intellectual Virtues
Types of Intellectual Virtue
The Structure of Intellectual Virtues
Epistemology, Virtue and Responsibility
An Extended Look at Some Intellectual Virtues
Sudiousness and Vicious Curiosity
Intellectual Honesty and Dishonesty
Wisdom and Folly
The Relationship Between Ancient and Modern and Contemporary
The Motivation for Foundationalsim
The Rudiments of Foundationalism
Strong Foundationalism
Problems with Strong Foundationalism
Modest Foundationalism
Epistemic Justification
Kieth Lehrer's Coherence Theory
Objections to Reliabilism
Virtue Epistemology and the Internalism-Externalism Debate
Epistemology & Religious Belief
Internalism and the Justification of Theism
Externalism and the Justification of Theism
Reformed Epistemology
The Role of Emotions & Virtues in Proper Cognitive Functioning
How Emotions Assist Good Thinking
Emotions, Intellectual Virtues and Religious Belief
Transformative Emotional Experiences
Suggestions for Further Reading
Names Index
Subject Index
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