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Two Types Of Wisdom, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Two Types Of Wisdom, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

The concept of wisdom is largely ignored by contemporary philosophers. But given recent movements in the fields of ethics and epistemology, the time is ripe for a return to this concept. This article lays some groundwork for further philosophical work in ethics and epistemology on wisdom. Its focus is the distinction between practical wisdom and theoretical wisdom or between phronesis and sophia. Several accounts of this distinction are considered and rejected. A more plausible, but also considerably more complex, account is offered. The discussion sheds light on the relation between practical wisdom and theoretical wisdom, and on the positive character ...


Sophia: Theoretical Wisdom And Contemporary Epistemology, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Sophia: Theoretical Wisdom And Contemporary Epistemology, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Review Of Michael Depaul & Linda Zagzebski, Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics And Epistemology, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

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

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


The Four Dimensions Of An Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

The Four Dimensions Of An Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


The Structure Of Open-Mindedness, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

The Structure Of Open-Mindedness, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


The Cognitive Demands Of Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

The Cognitive Demands Of Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Must Knowledge Be Virtuously Motivated?, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Must Knowledge Be Virtuously Motivated?, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Open-Mindedness As A Christian Virtue?, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Open-Mindedness As A Christian Virtue?, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


On The Reliability Of Moral And Intellectual Virtues, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

On The Reliability Of Moral And Intellectual Virtues, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Four Varieties Of Character-Based Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Four Varieties Of Character-Based Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

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.


Educating For Intellectual Virtues: From Theory To Practice, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Educating For Intellectual Virtues: From Theory To Practice, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Review Of Ernest Sosa, Knowing Full Well, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Review Of Ernest Sosa, Knowing Full Well, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Character Virtues, Epistemic Agency, And Reflective Knowledge, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Character Virtues, Epistemic Agency, And Reflective Knowledge, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Character, Reliability, And Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Character, Reliability, And Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

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.


Epistemic Malevolence, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Epistemic Malevolence, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

Against the background of a great deal of structural symmetry between intellectual and moral virtue and vice, it is a surprising fact that what is arguably the central or paradigm moral vice—that is, moral malevolence or malevolence proper—has no obvious or well-known counterpart among the intellectual vices. The notion of “epistemic malevolence” makes no appearance on any standard list of intellectual vices; nor is it central to our ordinary ways of thinking about intellectual vice. In this essay, I argue that there is such a thing as epistemic malevolence and offer an account of its basic character and ...


Review Of Jay Wood, Becoming Intellectually Virtuous, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Review Of Jay Wood, Becoming Intellectually Virtuous, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Evidentialism, Vice, And Virtue, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Evidentialism, Vice, And Virtue, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Is There A Value Problem?, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Is There A Value Problem?, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.


Review Of Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck, Jason Baehr Nov 2016

Review Of Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck, Jason Baehr

Jason Baehr

No abstract provided.