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Virtue theoretical account of knowledge defines knowledge in terms of intellectual virtues. Examples of intellectual virtues are perception, memory, inference, open-mindedness, conscientiousness etc. Is it necessary to provide an analysis of ‘intellectual virtues’ to provide an analysis of ‘knowledge’ which is based on ‘intellectual virtues’? I tend to think that it is not. In Plato’s […]
Introduction It is often stated that intellectual autonomy as an ideal and a necessary condition for knowledge is peculiar to enlightenment thinking. Often David Hume’s account of knowledge is cited as an example of enlightenment epistemology. Thomas Reid, a contemporary of Hume is often presented as providing an account of knowledge which is characteristically anti-enlightenment […]
Here is a talk by Ernest Sosa. It is an analysis of knowledge from a virtue-theoretic perspective.
Linda Zagzebski (Zagzebski, Linda 2001) argues that understanding is not a necessary condition for propositional knowledge. I attempt to examine this claim and disagree with Zagzebski’s argument. Understanding According to Zagzebski, understanding is a state of comprehension of non-propositional structures of reality. According to her, understanding involves ‘seeing’ how the parts of a […]