Practical Philosophy and the Gettier Problem: is Virtue Epistemology on the Right Track?

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Abstract

One of the guiding ideas of virtue epistemology is to look at epistemological
issue through the lens of practical philosophy. The Gettier Problem is a case in point. Virtue epistemologists, like Sosa and Greco, see the shortcoming in a
Gettier scenario as a shortcoming from which performances in general can suffer. In this paper I raise some doubts about the success of this project. Looking more
closely at practical philosophy, will, I argue, show that virtue epistemology misconceives the significance of Gettier structures in the practical domain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-91
Number of pages19
JournalPhilosophical Studies
Volume172
Issue number1
Early online date14 Jun 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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