Evaluating need for cognition: A case study in naturalistic epistemic virtue theory
Bias, Cognitive effort, Epistemic virtue theory, Naturalistic epistemology, Need for cognition, Virtue epistemology
The recent literature on epistemic virtues advances two general projects. The first is virtue epistemology, an attempt to explicate key epistemic notions in terms of epistemic virtue. The second is epistemic virtue theory, the conceptual and normative investigation of cognitive traits of character. While a great deal of work has been done in virtue epistemology, epistemic virtue theory still languishes in a state of neglect. Furthermore, the existing work is non-naturalistic. The present paper contributes to the development of a naturalistic epistemic virtue theory by presenting a virtue-theoretic evaluation of need for cognition as informed by the relevant psychological studies.
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Lahroodi, Reza, "Evaluating need for cognition: A case study in naturalistic epistemic virtue theory" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2626.