Vices of the Mind by Quassim Cassam audiobook

Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political

By Quassim Cassam
Read by Matthew Waterson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684570324

  • ISBN: 9781684570324

Runtime: 7.56 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Epistemic vices are character traits, attitudes, or thinking styles that prevent us from gaining, keeping, or sharing knowledge. In this book, Quassim Cassam gives an account of the nature and importance of these vices, which include closed-mindedness, intellectual arrogance, wishful thinking, and prejudice. In providing the first extensive coverage of vice epistemology, an exciting new area of philosophical research, Vices of the Mind uses real examples drawn primarily from the world of politics to develop a compelling theory of epistemic vice. Cassam defends the view that as well as getting in the way of knowledge these vices are blameworthy or reprehensible. Key events such as the 2003 Iraq War and the 2016 Brexit vote, and notable figures including Donald Trump are analysed in detail to illustrate what epistemic vice looks like in the modern world. The traits covered in this landmark work include a hitherto unrecognized epistemic vice called "epistemic insouciance." Cassam examines both the extent to which we are responsible for our failings and the factors that make it difficult to know our own vices.

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Author Bio: Quassim Cassam

Author Bio: Quassim Cassam Quassim Cassam is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Self and World, The Possibility of Knowledge, Berkeley’s Puzzle: What Does Experience Teach Us? with John Campbell, and Self-Knowledge for Humans.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 7.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English