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Bloomsbury Publishing

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 1441177434 - ISBN-13: 9781441177438

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Contemporary epistemology debates have largely been occupied with formulating a definition of knowledge that is immune to any counterexample. To date, no definition has been able to escape unscathed. Moving away from debates about definitions, Virtue Epistemology shows what conditions are essential for knowledge and applies this account to different domains. It proposes that agents must be motivated correctly to acquire knowledge, even in the case of perception. Stephen Napier examines closely the empirical research in cognitive science and moral psychology to build an account of knowledge wherein an agent must perform acts of virtue in order to get knowledge. In so doing, Napier provides answers to two key questions: 'what is knowledge?' and 'how do we get it?'

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Craig Tremblay

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Sarah Cunningham

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

Craig Walker

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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