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Fairweather, Abrol

Works: 15 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 3,139 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Abrol Fairweather
Virtue epistemology : essays on epistemic virtue and responsibility by Abrol Fairweather( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue epistemology is an exciting, new movement receiving an enormous amount of attention from top epistemologists and ethicists; this pioneering volume reflects the best work in that vein. Featuring superb writing from contemporary American philosophers, it includes thirteen never beforepublished essays that focus on the place of the concept of virtue in epistemology. In recent years, philosophers have been debating how this concept functions in definitions of knowledge. They question the extent to which knowledge is both normative (i.e., with a moral component) and non-normative, and many of them dispute the focus on justification, which has proven to be toorestrictive. Epistemologists are searching for a way to combine the traditional concepts of ethical theory with epistemic concepts; the result is a new approach called virtue epistemology--one that has established itself as a particularly favorable alternative. Containing the fruits of recent study on virtue epistemology, this volume offers a superb selection of contributors--including Robert Audi, Simon Blackburn, Richard Foley, Alvin Goldman, Hilary Kornblith, Keith Lehrer, Ernest Sosa, and Linda Zagzebski--whose work brings epistemology into dialoguewith everyday issues
Blues, philosophy for everyone : thinking deep about feeling low by Fritz Allhoff( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From B.B. King to Billie Holiday, blues music not only sounds good but has an almost universal appeal in its reflection of the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Its ability to powerfully touch on a range of social and emotional issues is philosophically inspiring, and here a diverse range of thinkers and musicians offer ... essays that make important connections between the human condition and the blues. ..."--Back cover
Virtue epistemology naturalized : bridges between virtue epistemology and philosophy of science by Abrol Fairweather( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents four bridges connecting work in virtue epistemology and work in philosophy of science (broadly construed) that may serve as catalysts for the further development of naturalized virtue epistemology. These bridges are: empirically informed theories of epistemic virtue; virtue theoretic solutions to underdetermination; epistemic virtues in the history of science; and the value of understanding.0Virtue epistemology has opened many new areas of inquiry in contemporary epistemology including: epistemic agency, the role of motivations and emotions in epistemology, the nature of abilities, skills and competences, wisdom and curiosity. 0Value driven epistemic inquiry has become quite complex and there is a need for a responsible and rigorous process of constructing naturalized theories of epistemic virtue. This volume makes the involvement of the sciences more explicit and looks at the empirical aspect of virtue epistemology. 0Concerns about virtue epistemology are considered in the essays contained here, including the question: can any virtue epistemology meet both the normativity constraint and the empirical constraint? The volume suggests that these worries should not be seen as impediments but rather as useful constraints and desiderata to guide the construction of naturalized theories of epistemic virtue
Naturalizing epistemic virtue( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores virtue epistemology as naturalistic and presents new opportunities for work on epistemic abilities, epistemic virtues and cognitive character
Epistemic situationism by Abrol Fairweather( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first sustained examination of epistemic situationism, the clash between virtue epistemology and the situationist hypothesis supported by research in empirical psychology. Current research in social psychology suggests that environmental variables have greater explanatory and predictive power than traits in explaining human behavior and this has raised serious challenges to ethical theories, such as virtue ethics, that rely on a psychology of personality traits. However, virtue epistemology appears to assume the same trait-based psychology as virtue ethics does, and the research challenging virtue theories in ethics is relevant to philosophical theorizing about knowledge as well. Until recently virtue epistemology and situationism were separate literatures, but philosophers have begun to examine the apparent incompatibility between situationist psychology and virtue epistemology. Much of the psychological research that raises questions about the empirical adequacy of the moral psychology of virtue ethics also appears to raise doubts about the empirical adequacy of the epistemic psychology assumed by virtue epistemology. Responsibilist virtue epistemology appears particularly vulnerable because epistemic virtues like open-mindedness, conscientiousness, and intellectual courage are traits of intellectual character, but reliabilist virtue epistemology appeals to the psychology of cognitive skill, abilities, and competences that may be similarly vulnerable. The essays in this volume take up this new problem of epistemic situationism from multiple points of view - some skeptical or revisionary, others conservative."--
Knowledge, dexterity, and attention : a theory of epistemic agency by Abrol Fairweather( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary cognitive science clearly tells us that attention is modulated for speech and action. While these forms of goal-directed attention are very well researched in psychology, they have not been sufficiently studied by epistemologists. In this book, Abrol Fairweather and Carlos Montemayor develop and defend a theory of epistemic achievements that requires the manifestation of cognitive agency. They examine empirical work on the psychology of attention and assertion, and use it to ground a normative theory of epistemic achievements and virtues. The resulting study is the first sustained naturalized virtue epistemology, and will be of interest to readers in epistemology, cognitive science, and beyond
Situationism and virtue theory by Mark Alfano( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promises to keep : prospects for human rights( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues : thinking deep about feeling low( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge by Abrol Fairweather( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of alethic affectivity in virtue based theories of knowledge by Abrol Fairweather( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However, the character-based account requires some sort of emotive or affective component to virtue, and this is a controversial commitment. If the character-based account is to succeed, it must show the implied motivational element to be plausible. I argue that "alethic affectivity" is a necessary, though often overlooked, condition for many kinds of knowledge, and provides an adequate grounding for some form of motivation-based requirement for knowledge. Alethic affect in a knowing subject is necessary for the possession of evidence as evidence, and this in turn is necessary to base a belief on evidence. Furthermore, I argue that alethic affectivity is compatible with reliabilist and naturalistic perspectives in epistemology. I conclude that alethic affectivity is a necessary component for knowledge and is compatible with the presuppositions of most perspectives in the theory of knowledge
Virtue and duty in epistemology( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be a motivational manager by Abrol Fairweather( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to manage difficult people by Abrol Fairweather( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Virtue epistemology essays on epistemic virtue and responsibility( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Virtue epistemology : essays on epistemic virtue and responsibility Virtue and duty in epistemology
Blues, philosophy for everyone : thinking deep about feeling lowBlues : thinking deep about feeling lowVirtue and duty in epistemologyHow to be a motivational managerHow to manage difficult people
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