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Connecting Virtues: Advances in Ethics, Epistemology, and Political Philosophy

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Connecting Virtues: Advances in Ethics, Epistemology, and Political Philosophy

Michel Croce (Editor), Maria Silvia Vaccarezza (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-52569-1 August 2018 240 Pages

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Connecting Virtues examines the significant advances within the fast-growing field of virtue theory and shows how research has contributed to the current debates in moral philosophy, epistemology, and political philosophy.

  • Includes groundbreaking chapters offering cutting-edge research on the topic of the virtues
  • Provides insights into the application of the topic of virtue, such as the role of intellectual virtues, virtuous dispositions, and the value of some neglected virtues for political philosophy
  • Examines the relevance of the virtues in the current debates in social epistemology, the epistemology of education, and civic education
  • Features work from world-leading and internationally recognized philosophers working on the virtues today

Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction 1
MICHEL CROCE AND MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA

Part 1: Moral Philosophy 13

1 Utrum sit una tantum vera enumeratio virtutum moralium 15
SOPHIE GRACE CHAPPELL

2 Generosity: A Preliminary Account of a Surprisingly Neglected Virtue 23
CHRISTIAN B. MILLER

3 An Eye on Particulars with the End in Sight: An Account of Aristotelian Phronesis 51
MARIA SILVIA VACCAREZZA

4 Honesty as a Virtue 67
ALAN T. WILSON

Part 2: Epistemology 85

5 Virtue Epistemology, Enhancement, and Control 87
J. ADAM CARTER

6 Epistemic Paternalism and the Service Conception of Epistemic Authority 107
MICHEL CROCE

7 Neuromedia and the Epistemology of Education 129
DUNCAN PRITCHARD

8 Epistemic Vice and Motivation 151
ALESSANDRA TANESINI

Part 3: Political Philosophy 169

9 Senses of Humor as Political Virtues 171
PHILLIP DEEN

10 Citizens’ Political Prudence as a Democratic Virtue 187
VALERIA OTTONELLI

11 Hope as a Democratic Civic Virtue 205
NANCY E. SNOW

Index 225