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A Virtue EpistemologyApt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume I$
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Ernest Sosa

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297023.001.0001

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A Virtue Epistemology

A Virtue Epistemology

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(p.22) Lecture 2 A Virtue Epistemology
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A Virtue Epistemology
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297023.003.0002

This chapter presents a theory of knowledge as coming in two main varieties: the animal and the reflective. Animal knowledge is apt belief, which hits the mark of truth through the exercise of competence, of intellectual virtue. This account enables a further, broader approach to scepticism, both dream scepticism and the more radical scepticism of outre scenarios such as the envatted brain and others of its ilk.

Keywords:   aptness, adroitness, knowledge, animal knowledge, reflective knowledge, virtue epistemology

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