Virtue epistemology

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-P057-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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References and further reading

  • Code, L. (1987) Epistemic Responsibility, Hanover, NH: University Press of New England for Brown University Press.

    (Perhaps the first book to apply virtues in the sense used in ethics to the concerns of epistemology. Particularly good for its examples.)

  • Goldman, A.I. (1986) Epistemology and Cognition, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Important example of contemporary reliabilism.)

  • Goldman, A.I. (1992) ‘Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology’, in Liaisons: Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    (The only paper in which Goldman explicitly associates himself with virtue epistemology.)

  • Greco, J. (1990) ‘Internalism and Epistemically Responsible Belief’, Synthèse 85 (2): 245–77.

    (Proposes a version of virtue epistemology which combines reliability with following epistemic norms.)

  • Greco, J. (1992) ‘Virtue Epistemology’, in J. Dancy and E. Sosa (eds) A Companion to Epistemology, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (Good summary of how some of the earlier work in virtue epistemology arose out of reliabilism.)

  • Greco, J. (1993) ‘Virtues and Vices of Virtue Epistemology’, Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3): 413–32.

    (More detailed discussion of virtue epistemology than his 1992 work.)

  • Kvanvig, J. (1992) The Intellectual Virtues and the Life of the Mind, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

    (Focuses mostly on reliabilism and its problems. It then proposes a move away from atomistic epistemology.)

  • Montmarquet, J.A. (1993) Epistemic Virtue and Doxastic Responsibility, Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.

    (Gives an account of the nature of epistemic virtue and uses it to contribute to the debate on the ethics of belief.)

  • Plantinga, A. (1993a) Warrant: The Current Debate, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (Important discussion and diagnosis of contemporary theories.)

  • Plantinga, A. (1993b) Warrant and Proper Function, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (Presents Plantinga’s own influential theory of knowledge.)

  • Sosa, E. (1980) ‘The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge’, in Studies in Epistemology. Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, vol. 5.

    (The paper that introduced the concept of intellectual virtue into the contemporary literature.)

  • Sosa, E. (1985) ‘Knowledge and Intellectual Virtue’, Monist 68 (2) April: 226–45.

    (Describes Sosa’s important early version of virtue epistemology.)

  • Sosa, E. (1991) Knowledge in Perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (This collection of essays is a valuable source on reliabilism and Sosa’s own version of virtue epistemology.)

  • Zagzebski, L. (1996) Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Presents a virtue theory that is designed to handle both moral evaluation and epistemic evaluation within a single theory. It includes a theory of knowledge based on intellectual virtue.)

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Zagzebski, Linda. Bibliography. Virtue epistemology, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-P057-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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