On Epistemic Consequentialism and the Virtue Conflation Problem

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):239-248 (2016)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Addressing the ‘virtue conflation’ problem requires the preservation of intuitive distinctions between virtue types, that is, between intellectual and moral virtues. According to one influential attempt to avoid this problem proposed by Julia Driver, moral virtues produce benefits to others—in particular, they promote the well-being of others—while the intellectual virtues, as such, produce epistemic good for the agent. We show that Driver's demarcation of intellectual virtue, by adverting to the self-/other distinction, leads to a reductio, and ultimately, that the prospects for resolving the virtue conflation problem look dim within an epistemic consequentialist approach to the epistemic right and the epistemic good.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
CAROEC
Revision history
Archival date: 2016-08-31
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Virtue Epistemology.Turri, John; Alfano, Mark & Greco, John

View all 24 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2016-08-31

Total views
190 ( #16,156 of 40,686 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
75 ( #6,651 of 40,686 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.