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Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous / Edition 1

Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous / Edition 1

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by W. Jay Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877845220

ISBN-13: 2900877845224

Pub. Date: 09/09/1998

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

How do we know what we know? What have wisdom, prudence and studiousness to do with justifying our beliefs? Jay Wood begins this introduction to epistemology by taking an extended look at the idea of knowing within the context of the intellectual virtues. He then surveys current views of foundationalism, epistemic justification and reliabilism. Finally he examines the

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How do we know what we know? What have wisdom, prudence and studiousness to do with justifying our beliefs? Jay Wood begins this introduction to epistemology by taking an extended look at the idea of knowing within the context of the intellectual virtues. He then surveys current views of foundationalism, epistemic justification and reliabilism. Finally he examines the relationship of epistemology to religious belief, and the role of emotions and virtues in proper cognitive functioning

Professors will find this text, with its many examples drawn from everyday student experience, especially useful in introducing students to the formal study of epistemology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900877845224
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
09/09/1998
Series:
Contours of Christian Philosophy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216

Table of Contents

Preface1 The Nature of Epistemology
1.1 When Do Epistemological Questions Arise?
1.2 Epistemology and the Pursuit of Intellectual Virtues
1.3 The Christian and Intellectual Virtues
1.4 Doing Epistemology As If Virtue Mattered
1.5 Is Everyone Called to Pursue the Intellectual Virtues?2 Exploring the Intellectual Virtues
2.1 Types of Intellectual Virtue
2.2 The Structure of Intellectual Virtues
2.3 Epistemology, Virtue and Responsibility3 An Extended Look at Some Intellectual Virtues
3.1 Sudiousness and Vicious Curiosity
3.2 Intellectual Honesty and Dishonesty
3.3 Wisdom and Folly
3.4 The Relationship Between Ancient and Modern and Contemporary4 Foundationalism
4.1 The Motivation for Foundationalsim
4.2 The Rudiments of Foundationalism
4.3 Strong Foundationalism
4.4 Problems with Strong Foundationalism
4.5 Modest Foundationalism5 Epistemic Justification
5.1 Evidentialism
5.2 Coherentism
5.3 Kieth Lehrer's Coherence Theory6 Reliabilism
6.1 Objections to Reliabilism
6.2 Virtue Epistemology and the Internalism-Externalism Debate7 Epistemology & Religious Belief
7.1 Internalism and the Justification of Theism
7.2 Externalism and the Justification of Theism
7.3 Reformed Epistemology8 The Role of Emotions & Virtues in Proper Cognitive Functioning
8.1 How Emotions Assist Good Thinking
8.2 Emotions, Intellectual Virtues and Religious Belief
8.3 Transformative Emotional Experiences
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes
Names Index
Subject Index

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Dr. Wood's use of language is impeccable, giving us a true work of art with his ability to weave words with teaching ideas and complex concepts. This is not a book for the under educated. However for those with a good liberal arts education it is a must read. One I shall read every couple of years just to realign my thought process.