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Knowledge and Intellectual Virtue

Jason Baehr

in The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604074
eISBN:
9780191729300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The guiding question of this chapter is whether the concept of intellectual virtue merits a central and fundamental role within traditional epistemology. It is argued, first, that the answer to this ... More


Intellectual Motivation and the Good of Truth

Linda Zagzebski

in Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the problem of what makes knowledge more valuable than mere true belief. Otherwise known as the value problem, it distinguishes four ways a belief can possess value by ... More


The Personal Worth Conception and its Rivals

Jason Baehr

in The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604074
eISBN:
9780191729300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The personal worth conception of intellectual virtue introduced and defended in Chapter 6 is contrasted with five other accounts of intellectual or moral virtue in the literature. The accounts of ... More


Non-deference to Religious Authority: Epistemic Arrogance or Justice?

Teri Merrick

in Voices from the Edge: Centring Marginalized Perspectives in Analytic Theology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848844
eISBN:
9780191883224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848844.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Epistemic Authority, Linda Zagzebski argues that members of long-standing religious communities are rationally justified in deferring to the authority of their tradition when asserting certain ... More


Moral Transformation

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199931194
eISBN:
9780190464165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931194.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter extends the abductive argument by revealing the inadequacy of naturalistic and secular ethical theories to accommodate intuitions about morality’s demand for radical transformation and, ... More


The Intrinsic Value of Scientific Knowledge and Understanding

James S.J. Schwartz

in The Value of Science in Space Exploration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190069063
eISBN:
9780190069094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069063.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides a detailed and epistemologically informed defense of the intrinsic value of scientific knowledge and understanding. It responds to Lars Bergström’s criticisms of the value of ... More


God and the Causal Unity of the World

Robert Merrihew Adams

in What Is, and What Is In Itself: A Systematic Ontology

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192856135
eISBN:
9780191946431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856135.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

What holds the universe together? Is its causal unity intrinsically real; and if so, how can that be? Section 10.1 of this chapter looks at how for the idealist version of an ontology of intrinsic ... More


The Kantian Account of Knowledge

Mark Schroeder

in Reasons First

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868224
eISBN:
9780191904745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868224.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 11 elaborates on and defends the account of knowledge—the Kantian Account—that follows from a right reasons account of the nature of well properties. Knowledge, it is argued, is a special ... More


Contemporary Moral Apologists

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in The Moral Argument: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190246365
eISBN:
9780190246396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246365.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A. C. Ewing worked on moral goodness; Austin Farrer focused on the value and dignity of persons; George Mavrodes underscored the odd nature of binding moral duties in a naturalistic world. Robert ... More


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