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Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous (W Jay Wood) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 1998) 9780877845225
Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous (W Jay Wood) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 1998) 9780877845225
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Title: Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous

Author: Wood, W Jay

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 1998

Paperback; ISBN: 9780877845225

Volumes: 1; Pages: 216

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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 functioningProfessors will find this text, with its many examples drawn from everyday student experience, especially useful in introducing students to the formal study of epistemology.Table of ContentsPreface1 The Nature of Epistemology1.1 When Do Epistemological Questions Arise?1.2 Epistemology and the Pursuit of Intellectual Virtues1.3 The Christian and Intellectual Virtues1.4 Doing Epistemology As If Virtue Mattered1.5 Is Everyone Called to Pursue the Intellectual Virtues?2 Exploring the Intellectual Virtues2.1 Types of Intellectual Virtue2.2 The Structure of Intellectual Virtues2.3 Epistemology, Virtue and Responsibility3 An Extended Look at Some Intellectual Virtues3.1 Sudiousness and Vicious Curiosity3.2 Intellectual Honesty and Dishonesty3.3 Wisdom and Folly3.4 The Relationship Between Ancient and Modern and Contemporary4 Foundationalism4.1 The Motivation for Foundationalsim4.2 The Rudiments of Foundationalism4.3 Strong Foundationalism4.4 Problems with Strong Foundationalism4.5 Modest Foundationalism5 Epistemic Justification5.1 Evidentialism5.2 Coherentism5.3 Kieth Lehrer's Coherence Theory6 Reliabilism6.1 Objections to Reliabilism6.2 Virtue Epistemology and the Internalism-Externalism Debate7 Epistemology & Religious Belief7.1 Internalism and the Justification of Theism7.2 Externalism and the Justification of Theism7.3 Reformed Epistemology8 The Role of Emotions & Virtues in Proper Cognitive Functioning8.1 How Emotions Assist Good Thinking8.2 Emotions, Intellectual Virtues and Religious Belief8.3 Transformative Emotional ExperiencesSuggestions for Further ReadingNotesNames IndexSubject Index
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