Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue by Jason Baehr

By Jason Baehr

With its specialise in highbrow virtues and their function within the acquisition and transmission of data and comparable epistemic items, advantage epistemology offers a wealthy set of instruments for academic concept and perform. specifically, features lower than the rubric of "responsibilist" advantage epistemology, like interest, open-mindedness, attentiveness, highbrow braveness, and highbrow tenacity, will help educators and scholars outline and achieve definite invaluable yet nebulous academic ambitions like a love of studying, lifelong studying, and demanding pondering. This quantity is dedicated to exploring the intersection among advantage epistemology and schooling. It assembles major advantage epistemologists and philosophers of schooling to handle such questions as: Which virtues are so much necessary to schooling? How precisely may still those virtues be understood? How is the objective of highbrow personality development on the topic of different academic targets, for instance, to serious pondering and knowledge-acquisition? What are the "best practices" for attaining this target? Can development in highbrow virtues be measured? The chapters are a primary instance of "applied epistemology" and promise to be a seminal contribution to a space of study that's swiftly gaining consciousness inside epistemology and beyond.

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