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Allan Hazlett, University of Edinborough: "Intellectual Autonomy"

Tue, February 19, 2013 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM • David L. Miller Conference Room, WAG 316

What is intellectual autonomy, and is it an intellectual virtue? First, I characterize intellectual autonomy as an anti-testimonial disposition. Second, I distinguish between aretic intellectual virtues (intellectual dispositions conducive to personal excellence) and epistemic intellectual virtues (intellectual dispositions conductive to cognitive contact with reality). Third, I argue that intellectual autonomy is not an epistemic intellectual virtue. Fourth, I argue that intellectual autonomy is an aretic intellectual virtue.

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