This quantity brings jointly contemporary paintings by means of major and up-and-coming philosophers with regards to advantage epistemology. The clients of virtue-theoretic analyses of data rely crucially on our skill to provide a few self sufficient account of what epistemic virtues are and what they're for. The contributions right here ask how epistemic virtues subject except any slender challenge with defining wisdom; they convey how epistemic virtues determine in debts of assorted points of our lives, with a unique emphasis on our useful lives. In essence, the essays right here placed epistemic virtues to work.
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