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Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Michael DePaul and Linda Zagzebski (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Virtues have always been vital to the work of ethicists, but only recently have been analyzed and employed by epistemologists. By shifting the loci of analyses from properties of beliefs to ... More


Laying Our Cards on the Table

Michael A Bishop and J. D. Trout

in Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162295
eISBN:
9780199835539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162293.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by giving two reasons as to why epistemology is important: epistemology guides reasoning, and people don't fully appreciate the risks and dangers of poor reasoning the importance ... More


Hume's Analysis of Inductive Inference

Henry E. Allison

in Custom and Reason in Hume: A Kantian Reading of the First Book of the Treatise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532889
eISBN:
9780191714450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532889.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with Hume's treatment of particular causal inferences, which is usually referred to as the problem of induction. It is argued that the central question that Hume poses, namely, ... More


Why Beliefs Are Never True: A Reconstruction of Stoic Epistemology

Katja Maria Vogt

in Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916818
eISBN:
9780199980291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916818.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

According to the Stoics, beliefs are not evaluated as “true” or “false.” This aspect of Stoic epistemology, though rather stark, has not been noted by interpreters. The chapter is devoted to ... More


Epistemological Commitment in Hume’s Treatise

Louis E. Loeb

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume VI

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659593
eISBN:
9780191745218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659593.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Treatise I.iii, Hume self-consciously presupposes that causal inference is justified. Whereas Locke confined association to unreasonable belief, the main project of I.iii is to show that induction ... More


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