Virtue epistemology, anyone?

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For years now I’ve been interested in virtue ethics, not just from a theoretical standpoint, but also in terms of everyday practice. But did you know that there is an approach to epistemology that is also based on the concept of virtue? I find this to be particularly interesting because it unifies my two major interests: practical philosophy and scientific skepticism.

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by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.blog/essays/

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.blog/essays/

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