Type Book
Date 1996
Pages 365
Tags epistemology, philosophy, nonfiction

Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge

§ 1.1 - Contemporary epistemic theories and their ethical models

Describes prior approaches to a kind of virtue epistemology. Generally these approaches are linked to deontological or consequentialist theories of ethics, rather than aretaic ethics, and often they conceive of intellectual virtues as what might properly be called faculties, such as eyesight or memory.

§ 1.2 - Some advantages of virtue-based theories

Shows some issues that aretaic moral theories handle more satisfyingly than act-based theories, and shows parallel problems in belief-based epistemology that are (perhaps) handled better by virtue epistemology.

Name Role
Cambridge University Press Publisher
Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski Author