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Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic

Heather Battaly (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-5193-4
256 pages
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic presents a series of essays by leading ethicists and epistemologists who offer the latest thinking on the moral and intellectual virtues and vices, the structure of virtue theory, and the connections between virtue and emotion.  
  • Cuts across two fields of philosophical inquiry by featuring a dual focus on ethics and epistemology
  • Features cutting-edge work on the moral and intellectual virtues and vices, the structure of virtue theory, and the connections between virtue and emotion
  • Presents a radical new moral theory that makes exemplars the foundation of ethics; and new theories of epistemic vices such as epistemic malevolence and epistemic self-indulgence
  • Represents one of the few collections to address both the moral virtues and the epistemic virtues
  • Explores a new approach in epistemology - virtue epistemology - which emphasizes the importance of intellectual character traits
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

1 Introduction: Virtue and Vice 1
HEATHER BATTALY

Part 1: The Structure of Virtue Ethics and Virtue Epistemology

2 Virtue Ethics and Virtue Epistemology 21
ROGER CRISP

3 Exemplarist Virtue Theory 39
LINDA ZAGZEBSKI

4 Right Act, Virtuous Motive 57
THOMAS HURKA

Part 2: Virtue and Context

5 Agency Ascriptions in Ethics and Epistemology: Or, Navigating Intersections, Narrow and Broad 73
GUY AXTELL

6 Virtues, Social Roles, and Contextualism 95
SARAH WRIGHT

Part 3: Virtue and Emotion

7 Virtue, Emotion, and Attention 115
MICHAEL S. BRADY

8 Feeling Without Thinking: Lessons from the Ancients on Emotion and Virtue-Acquisition 133
AMY COPLAN

Part 4: Virtues and Vices

9 A Challenge to Intellectual Virtue from Moral Virtue: The Case of Universal Love 153
CHRISTINE SWANTON

10 Open-Mindedness 173
WAYNE RIGGS

11 Epistemic Malevolence 189
JASON BAEHR

12 Epistemic Self-Indulgence 215
HEATHER BATTALY

Index 237

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Author Information

Heather Battaly is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University Fullerton. Her primary areas of research are epistemology, ethics, and virtue theory. She has published articles on the intellectual virtues in Philosophical Papers, Philosophy Compass, and Teaching Philosophy; and is co-editor of Perspectives on the Philosophy of William P. Alston. She is currently writing a book on the moral and intellectual virtues.
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Reviews

"Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." (Choice, 1 May 2011)
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