Evaluating need for cognition: A case study in naturalistic epistemic virtue theory

Philosophical Psychology 20 (2):227 – 245 (2007)

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Reza Lahroodi
University of Northern Iowa
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The recent literature on epistemic virtues advances two general projects. The first is virtue epistemology, an attempt to explicate key epistemic notions in terms of epistemic virtue. The second is epistemic virtue theory, the conceptual and normative investigation of cognitive traits of character. While a great deal of work has been done in virtue epistemology, epistemic virtue theory still languishes in a state of neglect. Furthermore, the existing work is non-naturalistic. The present paper contributes to the development of a naturalistic epistemic virtue theory by presenting a virtue-theoretic evaluation of need for cognition as informed by the relevant psychological studies.
Keywords benefit, bias, Cognition, epistemology, persuasion, virtue
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DOI 10.1080/09515080701200025
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