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Why should we educate for inquisitiveness

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntellectual Virtues and Education
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Applied Virtue Epistemology
EditorsJason Baehr
ISBN (Electronic)9781315714127
ISBN (Print) 9781138098695
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy


Inquisitiveness is a paradigm example of an intellectual virtue. Despite some extensive work on the characterisation of the intellectual virtues, however, (e.g. Roberts and Wood, 2007; Baehr 2011) no detailed treatment of the virtue of inquisitiveness has been forthcoming in the recent literature. This paper offers a characterisation of virtuous inquisitiveness considered within the framework of educating for intellectual virtue. It presents the case in support of educating for inquisitiveness arguing that it is a primary intellectual virtue to educate for.

    Research areas

  • inquisitiveness, virtue epistemology, epistemology of education, intellectual virtues

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