ON VIRTUE EPISTEMOLOGY IN ANGLOPHONE PHILOSOPHY

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2022.03.170

Keywords:

virtue epistemology, virtue ethics, responsibilism, reliabilism, epistemic credit, intellectual virtue, Gettier problem

Abstract

Virtue epistemology is one of the most popular approaches to epistemological research in Anglophone philosophy. However, it is little known in Ukraine. The article aims to familiarize its readers with the making of virtue epistemology, presenting parallels with virtue ethics. The au- thor makes an attempt to determine the place that virtue epistemology holds in modern philo- sophical discourse. The article provides a brief overview of the main research topics, the biggest controversies within the field, and the systematisation of classification types within the field. The author considers responsibilist and reliabilist approaches to the definition of intellectual virtue. Furthermore, she demonstrates the importance of the Gettier problem for the formation and development of virtue epistemology theories.

The article serves as a preliminary sketch of the current state of the Anglophone epistemo- logical discussion presenting research in the field of virtue epistemology from its appearance to the present day. The overview nature of the article is used to test proposed translations of modern epistemological terminology in Ukrainian. The primary goal of the article is to introduce virtue epistemology to the Ukrainian philosophical discourse.

Author Biography

Stefaniia Sidorova

Master student, Faculty of Philosophy, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,
01601, Kyiv, Volodymyrska St., 60

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Sidorova, S. (2022). ON VIRTUE EPISTEMOLOGY IN ANGLOPHONE PHILOSOPHY : YOUNG SCIENTIST’s PAGE. Filosofska Dumka, (3), 170–184. https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2022.03.170

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