Vices of the mind : from the intellectual to the political
Vices Virtues Ethics
Oxford University Press 2019 First edition.EISBN 9780191865824
Quassim Cassam introduces the idea of epistemic vices, character traits that get in the way of knowledge, such as closed-mindedness, intellectual arrogance, wishful thinking, and prejudice. Using examples from politics to illustrate the vices at work, he considers whether we are responsible for such failings, and what we can do about them.