PHIL 350A:  Study Questions for Week #10

 

1.  What is virtue epistemology?

 

2.   What is virtue reliabilism?  Explain the analogy to virtue utilitarianism.

 

3.  According to virtue reliabilism, what are epistemic (or intellectual) virtues?  Explain and give examples.

 

4.  Why is virtue reliabilism regarded as an improvement over simple reliabilism as an account of epistemic justification?

 

5.  Can a person have justified perceptual or memory beliefs without having any epistemic virtues?