Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic

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Heather Battaly
Wiley, May 9, 2011 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic presents a series ofessays by leading ethicists and epistemologists who offer thelatest thinking on the moral and intellectual virtues and vices,the structure of virtue theory, and the connections between virtueand emotion.  
  • Cuts across two fields of philosophical inquiry by featuring adual focus on ethics and epistemology
  • Features cutting-edge work on the moral and intellectualvirtues and vices, the structure of virtue theory, and theconnections between virtue and emotion
  • Presents a radical new moral theory that makes exemplars thefoundation of ethics; and new theories of epistemic vices such asepistemic malevolence and epistemic self-indulgence
  • Represents one of the few collections to address both the moralvirtues and the epistemic virtues
  • Explores a new approach in epistemology - virtue epistemology -which emphasizes the importance of intellectual charactertraits

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About the author (2011)

Heather Battaly is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University Fullerton. Her primary areas of research are epistemology, ethics, and virtue theory. She has published articles on the intellectual virtues in Philosophical Papers, Philosophy Compass, and Teaching Philosophy; and is co-editor of Perspectives on the Philosophy of William P. Alston. She is currently writing a book on the moral and intellectual virtues.

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