This year, the Dewey Lecture at the Pacific APA was given by Linda Zagzebski, the George Lynn Cross Research Professor and Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the University of Oklahoma. Coverage of her talk will be appearing soon on the blog, but for now it is enough to say that she gave an engrossing talk about the influences that drew her to a career in virtue epistemology. In recognition of the work she’s done in this field, I am using this week’s What Are You Reading? post to highlight her books on this topic. Taken together, they give a comprehensive account of the different issues that arise in epistemology when one bases one’s theory of truth on virtues. If you’re interested in Linda Zagzebski’s work, check out these titles:
- On Epistemology
- Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge
- Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief
- The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge
- Divine Motivation Theory
What are you reading?