Epistemic Vice and Motivation

I have written a defence of the view that epistemic vice involves a motivational component which is akin to a willful turning away from the epistemic good. You Can find it here: Tanesini_Epistemic Vice and Motivation_final

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Intellectual Servility and Timidity

Among the harms of oppression is it ability to foster damaging character dispositions in those who are oppressed. In this paper I explore two of these dispositions: servility which is manifested in attempts to ingratiate those who humiliate one and timidity which is expressed by repeated self-silencing in response to intimidation. Here is my current [draft; Sept 2017].

Arrogant Pride and Alternative Facts

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“Pride…is a very common failing” (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice). What Austen calls “pride” is these days better described as arrogant pride to distinguish it from the rightful pride of those opposing discrimination on the basis of race, gender or sexual orientation.

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