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Education and the Growth of Knowledge: Perspectives from Social and Virtue Epistemology

Education and the Growth of Knowledge: Perspectives from Social and Virtue Epistemology

Ben Kotzee (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-72125-4

Oct 2013

192 pages

Description

Education and the Growth of Knowledge is a collection of original contributions from a group of eminent philosophers and philosophers of education, who sketch the implications of advances in contemporary epistemology for education. 

  • New papers on education and social and virtue epistemology contributed by a range of eminent philosophers and philosophers of education 
  • Reconceives epistemology in the light of notions from social and virtue epistemology
  • Demonstrates that a reconsideration of epistemology in the light of ideas from social and virtue epistemology will in turn re-invigorate the links between epistemology and education 

Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction

Education, Social Epistemology and Virtue Epistemology
Ben Kotzee 1

1 Epistemic Dependence in Testimonial Belief, in the Classroom and Beyond
Sanford Goldberg 14

2 Learning from Others
David Bakhurst 36

3 Anscombe’s ‘Teachers’
Jeremy Wanderer 55

4 Can Inferentialism Contribute to Social Epistemology?
Jan Derry 76

5 Epistemic Virtue and the Epistemology of Education
Duncan Pritchard 92

6 Educating for Intellectual Virtues: From Theory to Practice
Jason Baehr 106

7 Detecting Epistemic Vice in Higher Education Policy: Epistemic Insensibility in the Seven Solutions and the REF
Heather Battaly 124

8 Three Different Conceptions of Know-How and Their Relevance to Professional and Vocational Education
Christopher Winch 145

9 The Epistemic Value of Diversity
Emily Robertson 166

Index 179