C. Recent Work in Applied Virtue Theory > New Collection: The Ethics of Belief, OUP Jonathan Matheson and Rico Vitz (eds.)

Here is a fine new collection from OUP with many JBers contributing papers. Description:
"How do people form beliefs, and how should they do so? This book presents seventeen new essays on these questions, drawing together perspectives from philosophy and psychology. The first section explores the ethics of belief from an individualistic framework. It begins by examining the question of doxastic voluntarism-i.e., the extent to which people have control over their beliefs. It then shifts to focusing on the kinds of character that epistemic agents should cultivate, what their epistemic ends ought to be, and the way in which these issues are related to other traditional questions in epistemology. The section concludes by examining questions of epistemic value, of whether knowledge is in some sense primary, and of whether the ethics of belief falls within the domain of epistemology or ethics.
The second section extends this traditional debate to issues concerning the social dimensions of belief formation. It begins with essays by social psychologists discussing the past three decades of research in 'lay epistemics'. It continues by examining Humean, Kantian, and feminist insights into the social aspects of belief formation, as well as questions concerning the ethics of assertion. The section concludes with a series of essays examining a topic that is currently of great interest to epistemologists: namely, the significance of peer disagreement."

Jonathan Matheson and Rico Vitz: Introduction
SECTION I: The Ethics of Belief: Individual
1: Neil Levy and Eric Mandelbaum: The Powers that Bind: Doxastic Voluntarism and Epistemic Obligation
2: Andrei Buckareff: Deciding to Believe Redux
3: Heather Battaly: Varieties of Epistemic Vice
4: Ernest Sosa: Knowledge and Time: Kripke's Dogmatism Paradox and the Ethics of Belief
5: Dennis Whitcomb: Can There Be a Knowledge-First Ethics of Belief?
6: Duncan Pritchard: Truth as the Fundamental Epistemic Good
7: Berit Brogaard: Wide-Scope Requirements and the Ethics of Belief
8: Trent Dougherty: The 'Ethics of Belief' is Ethics (Period): Reassigning Responsibilism

SECTION II: The Ethics of Belief: Social
9: Arie W. Kruglanski and Lauren M. Boyatzi: The Psychology of Knowledge Formation: Its Impetus, Mechanism, and Social Context
10: Mark Dechesne and Charlotte de Roon: Perspectives on Social Knowledge
11: Rico Vitz: Contagion, Community, and Virtue in Hume's Epistemology
12: Heidi Grasswick: Understanding Epistemic Normativity in Feminist Epistemology
13: Catherine Z. Elgin: The Commonwealth of Epistemic Ends
14: Sanford Goldberg: Assertion and the Ethics of Belief
15: Richard Feldman: Evidence of Evidence is Evidence
16: Thomas Kelly: Believers as Thermometers
17: Jonathan Matheson: Disagreement: Idealized and Everyday
November 16, 2014 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell