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The Empirical Root: Science without Scientism

Jerome P. Baggett

in The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience: Atheism in American Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479874200
eISBN:
9781479857395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874200.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even though the science versus religion “conflict myth” has been debunked by scholars for some time now, this chapter shows that most American atheists still presume it is true today. ... More


A Question of Character

Quassim Cassam

in Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198826903
eISBN:
9780191865824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826903.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on epistemic vices that are character traits and, in particular, on the epistemic vice of closed-mindedness. The nature and significance of this epistemic vice is explained by ... More


Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?

Ian James Kidd

in Scientism: Prospects and Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190462758
eISBN:
9780190462772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462758.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This chapter offers a virtue epistemological framework for making sense of the common complaint that scientism is arrogant, dogmatic, or otherwise epistemically vicious. After characterizing ... More


Open-Mindedness and Firmness: Transcend and Maintain Your Perspective

Nathan L. King

in The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190096250
eISBN:
9780190096298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096250.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the complementary virtues of open-mindedness and firmness. The former requires a willing ability to take seriously the merits of new and contrary views. The latter requires a ... More


Against Open-Minded Engagement (for Some People)

Jeremy Fantl

in The Limitations of the Open Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198807957
eISBN:
9780191845741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807957.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that you shouldn’t engage open-mindedly with salient counterarguments in some standard situations—those standard situations in which you know that the counterarguments are ... More


Against Closed-Minded Engagement (in Some Situations)

Jeremy Fantl

in The Limitations of the Open Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198807957
eISBN:
9780191845741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807957.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that in many situations in which you shouldn’t engage open-mindedly with salient counterarguments, you shouldn’t engage closed-mindedly, either. Closed-minded engagement can give ... More


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