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Is Intellectual Character Growth A Realistic Educational Aim?, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

Is Intellectual Character Growth A Realistic Educational Aim?, Jason Baehr

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Responsibilist Virtues And The ‘Charmed Inner Circle’ Of Traditional Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

Responsibilist Virtues And The ‘Charmed Inner Circle’ Of Traditional Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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In Judgment and Agency, Ernest Sosa takes “reliabilist” virtue epistemology deep into “responsibilist” territory, arguing that “a true epistemology” will assign “responsibilist-cum-reliabilist intellectual virtue the main role in addressing concerns at the center of the tradition.” However, Sosa stops short of granting this status to familiar responsibilist virtues like open-mindedness, intellectual courage, and intellectual humility. He cites three reasons for doing so: responsibilist virtues involve excessive motivational demands; they are quasi-ethical; and they are best understood, not as constituting knowledge, but rather as putting one “in a position” to know. I elaborate on and respond to each of these concerns ...


Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations, Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, Daniel Howard-Snyder Jan 2015

Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations, Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, Daniel Howard-Snyder

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What is intellectual humility? In this essay, we aim to answer this question by assessing several contemporary accounts of intellectual humility, developing our own account, offering two reasons for our account, and meeting two objections and solving one puzzle


Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2013

Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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The Cognitive Demands Of Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr Jan 2013

The Cognitive Demands Of Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr

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Review Of Ernest Sosa, Knowing Full Well, Jason Baehr Jan 2012

Review Of Ernest Sosa, Knowing Full Well, Jason Baehr

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Evidentialism, Vice, And Virtue, Jason Baehr Jan 2009

Evidentialism, Vice, And Virtue, Jason Baehr

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Four Varieties Of Character-Based Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2008

Four Varieties Of Character-Based Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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The terrain of character-based or “responsibilist” virtue epistemology has evolved dramatically over the last decade — so much so that it is far from clear what, if anything, unifies the various views put forth in this area. In an attempt to bring some clarity to the overall thrust and structure of this movement, I develop a fourfold classification of character-based virtue epistemologies. I also offer a qualified assessment of each approach, defending a certain account of the probable future of this burgeoning subfield.


On The Reliability Of Moral And Intellectual Virtues, Jason Baehr Jan 2007

On The Reliability Of Moral And Intellectual Virtues, Jason Baehr

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Review Of Michael Depaul & Linda Zagzebski, Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics And Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2006

Review Of Michael Depaul & Linda Zagzebski, Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics And Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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Character, Reliability, And Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2006

Character, Reliability, And Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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Standard characterizations of virtue epistemology divide the field into two camps: virtue reliabilism and virtue responsibilism. Virtue reliabilists think of intellectual virtues as reliable cognitive faculties or abilities, while virtue responsibilists conceive of them as good intellectual character traits. I argue that responsibilist character virtues sometimes satisfy the conditions of a reliabilist conception of intellectual virtue, and that consequently virtue reliabilists, and reliabilists in general, must pay closer attention to matters of intellectual character. This leads to several new questions and challenges for any reliabilist epistemology.


Review Of Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck, Jason Baehr Jan 2006

Review Of Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck, Jason Baehr

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Review Of Jay Wood, Becoming Intellectually Virtuous, Jason Baehr Jan 2000

Review Of Jay Wood, Becoming Intellectually Virtuous, Jason Baehr

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