Epistemic Virtue and the Epistemology of Education

Duncan Pritchard*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

72 Citations (Scopus)


A certain conception of the relevance of virtue epistemology to the philosophy of education is set out. On this conception, while the epistemic goal of education might initially be promoting the pupil's cognitive success, it should ultimately move on to the development of the pupil's cognitive agency. A continuum of cognitive agency is described, on which it is ultimately cognitive achievement, and thus understanding, which is the epistemic goal of education. This is contrasted with a view on which knowledge is the epistemic goal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-247
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Philosophy of Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Epistemic Virtue and the Epistemology of Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this