Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous (Contours of Christian Philosophy) (Paperback)

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Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous (Contours of Christian Philosophy) (Paperback)

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How do we know what we know? What have wisdom, prudence and studiousness to do with justifying our beliefs? Jay Wood begins this introduction to epistemology by taking an extended look at the idea of knowing within the context of the intellectual virtues. He then surveys current views of foundationalism, epistemic justification and reliabilism. Finally he examines the relationship of epistemology to religious belief, and the role of emotions and virtues in proper cognitive functioningProfessors will find this text, with its many examples drawn from everyday student experience, especially useful in introducing students to the formal study of epistemology.

W. Jay Wood (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is professor in the philosophy department at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.
Product Details ISBN: 9780877845225
ISBN-10: 0877845220
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: September 9th, 1998
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Contours of Christian Philosophy