Knowledge, Dexterity, and Attention: A Theory of Epistemic Agency

New York: Cambridge University Press (2017)

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Abrol Fairweather
University of San Francisco
Carlos Montemayor
San Francisco State University
Abstract
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.
Keywords Attention  Assertion  Linguistic communication
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ISBN(s) 9781108180306   9781107461574   110746157X   9781316105849   1107089824
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