Virtue epistemology and the sources of epistemic value

Lockie, Robert ORCID: (2018) Virtue epistemology and the sources of epistemic value. In: Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138890206

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A basic question for virtue epistemology is whether it represents a ‘third force’ – a different source of normativity to that offered by internalism and externalism. It is argued that virtue epistemology does not offer us a distinct source of normativity. It is also argued that virtue theories offer us nothing that can unify the internalist and externalist sub-components of their preferred state of ‘virtue’. Claims that phronesis can unify a virtues-based axiology are specifically opposed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology on 07/10/2018, available online: or
Subjects: Philosophy
Depositing User: Bob Lockie
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:09


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