Deep Epistemic Vices

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Ian James Kidd
Nottingham University
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Although the discipline of vice epistemology is only a decade old, the broader project of studying epistemic vices and failings is much older. This paper argues that contemporary vice epistemologists ought to engage more closely with these earlier projects. After sketching some general arguments in section one, I then turn to deep epistemic vices: ones whose identity and intelligibility depends on some underlying conception of human nature or the nature of reality. The final section then offers a case study from a vice epistemic tradition that emerged in early modern English natural philosophy.
Keywords epistemic vices  vice epistemology  metaphysics  humility  epistemic virtues  virtue epistemology  hubris  early modern  John Locke
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DOI 10.5840/jpr2018431
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