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Author Montmarquet, James A.

Title Epistemic virtue and doxastic responsibility / James A. Montmarquet.

Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [1993]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  170 MONT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 147 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory.
Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-144) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Arguments for Doxastic Responsibility. The Problem Defined. Truth, Justification, and Responsibility. Action, Responsibility, and Belief. Ethics: Subjective and Objective Justification. An Argument of Roderick Chisholm. Belief and Intellectual Character -- Ch. 2. Epistemic Virtue. Conscientiousness and Virtue. Epistemic Virtues: A Preliminary Catalogue. Epistemic Virtues: Their Epistemic Status. The Goals of Epistemic Life. Virtues and Capacities: Motivations of the View to Be Developed -- Ch. 3. Epistemic Virtue and Responsibility I. Sketch of a Theory. Deontology, Consequentialism, and Epistemic Virtue. Direct Doxastic Responsibility. The Kantian Analogy. Responsibility and "Avoidability" -- Ch. 4. Epistemic Virtue and Responsibility II. The Range of Doxastic Responsibility. Epistemic Negligence. Further Problems. A Dialogue with the Cardinal -- Ch. 5. Doxastic Voluntariness. Weak (Analogical) Doxastic Voluntariness. Strong Doxastic Voluntariness.
Acceptance, Assent, and Belief -- Ch. 6. Epistemic Virtue and Justification. Character and Normative Judgment. Virtue and Justification. Virtue and Justification Continued. Toward a Unified Normative Science: Ethics and Epistemology -- Appendix One: Descartes and Doxastic Freedom. Preliminary Reflections. The "Non-Neutral" Will. Will and Understanding. Belief and the Will. Unrestricted Voluntarism. Direct versus Indirect Cartesian Voluntarism -- Appendix Two: Normative Epistemology.
Subject Responsibility.
Belief and doubt.
ISBN 084767763X (cloth : alk. paper)