Erkenntnis

, Volume 79, Issue 4, pp 733–754 | Cite as

Anti-luck (Too Weak) Virtue Epistemology

Critical Discussion

Abstract

I argue that Duncan Pritchard’s anti-luck virtue epistemology is insufficient for knowledge. I show that Pritchard fails to achieve the aim that motivates his adoption of a virtue-theoretic condition in the first place: to guarantee the appropriate direction of fit that known beliefs have. Finally, I examine whether other virtue-theoretic accounts are able to explain what I call the direction of fit problem.

Keywords

Epistemic luck Direction of fit Duncan Pritchard Safety Virtue epistemology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de Filosofia, Facultat de LletresUniversitat de GironaGironaSpain

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