Erkenntnis:1-18 (forthcoming)

Jack M. C. Kwong
Appalachian State University
This paper explores how open-mindedness and its exercise can be social in nature. In particular, it argues that an individual can be regarded as open-minded even though she does not conduct all of the intellectual tasks as required by open-mindedness by herself; that is, she delegates some of these tasks to her epistemic peers. Thinking about open-mindedness in such social terms not only opens up the possibility that there are different and surprising ways for an individual to be open-minded, but can also help offset some recent criticisms raised against open-mindedness and its status as an intellectual virtue.
Keywords open-mindedness  social epistemology  dogmatism  virtue epistemology  intellectual virtues
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DOI 10.1007/s10670-020-00348-8
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