The (virtue) epistemology of political ignorance

American Philosophical Quarterly 58 (3):217-232 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

One typical aim of responsibilist virtue epistemology is to employ the notion of intellectual virtue in pursuit of an ameliorative epistemology. This paper focuses on “political inquiry” as a case study for examining the ameliorative value of intellectual virtue. The main claim is that the case of political inquiry threatens to expose responsibilist virtue epistemology in a general way as focusing too narrowly on the role of individual intellectual character traits in attempting to improve our epistemic practices.

Similar books and articles

Character, reliability and virtue epistemology.Jason Baehr - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):193–212.
Epistemic Situationism.Mark Alfano & Abrol Fairweather (eds.) - 2017 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pierre Duhem’s epistemic aims and the intellectual virtue of humility: a reply to Ivanova.Ian James Kidd - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (1):185-189.
Virtue epistemology.Heather Battaly - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (4):639-663.
Epistemic luck in light of the virtues.Guy Axtell - 2001 - In Abrol Fairweather & Linda Zagzebski (eds.), Virtue Epistemology: Essays on Epistemic Virtue and Responsibility. Oxford University Press. pp. 158--177.
Declaring the Self and the Social.Rizalino Noble Malabed - 2018 - Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 5 (1):59-76.
Xunzi and Virtue Epistemology.Cheng-Hung Tsai - 2014 - Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture 41 (3):121-142.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-07-04

Downloads
616 (#28,736)

6 months
180 (#16,869)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Cameron Boult
Brandon University

Citations of this work

The Epistemic Aims of Democracy.Robert Weston Siscoe - 2023 - Philosophy Compass 18 (11):e12941.
Pragmatic Encroachment and Political Ignorance.Kenneth Boyd - 2021 - In Michael Hannon & Jeroen de Ridder (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Political Epistemology. New York: Routledge.

Add more citations