Epistemic Corruption and Education

Episteme:1-16 (forthcoming)
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Ian James Kidd
Nottingham University
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I argue that, although education should have positive effects on students’ epistemic character, it is often actually damaging, having bad effects. Rather than cultivating virtues of the mind, certain forms of education lead to the development of the vices of the mind - it is therefore epistemically corrupting. After sketching an account of that concept, I offer three illustrative case studies.
Keywords education  epistemic vice  epistemic corruption  Heather Battaly  David E. Cooper  vice epistemology
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DOI 10.1017/epi.2018.3
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