Roger Pouivet

Moral and Epistemic Virtues: A Thomistic and Analytical Perspective

15/1 - Spring 2010, pages 1–15
Date of online publication: 15 June 2010
Date of publication: 01 June 2010


The article elaborates on the concept of ethics, noting the contrasting definitions of morality virtue-based and rule-based ethics. It highlights the related distinction between virtue epistemology and rule epistemology, stating that the main difference lies in the appreciation of the ethics of belief by either discipline. It also discusses the claim by philosopher Linda Zagzebski that epistemology is a branch of ethics, focusing on the contrary arguments including the perspectives of Saint Thomas Aquinas.


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Pouivet, Roger. “Moral and Epistemic Virtues: A Thomistic and Analytical Perspective.” Forum Philosophicum 15, no. 1 (2010): 1–15. doi: 10.5840/forphil201015114


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