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Knowledge, Dexterity, and Attention : A Theory of Epistemic Agency, Paperback / softback Book


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.




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