Knowledge, Dexterity, and Attention : A Theory of Epistemic Agency Paperback / softback
Contemporary cognitive science clearly tells us that attention is modulated for speech and action.
While these forms of goal-directed attention are very well researched in psychology, they have not been sufficiently studied by epistemologists.
In this book, Abrol Fairweather and Carlos Montemayor develop and defend a theory of epistemic achievements that requires the manifestation of cognitive agency.
They examine empirical work on the psychology of attention and assertion, and use it to ground a normative theory of epistemic achievements and virtues.
The resulting study is the first sustained, naturalized virtue epistemology, and will be of interest to readers in epistemology, cognitive science, and beyond.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 204 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 03/01/2019
- Category: Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge
- ISBN: 9781107461574