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Virtue signalling is virtuous

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The accusation of virtue signalling is typically understood as a serious charge. Those accused usually respond (if not by an admission of fault) by attempting to show that they are doing no such thing. In this paper, I argue that we ought to embrace the charge, rather than angrily reject it. I argue that this response can draw support from cognitive science, on the one hand, and from social epistemology on the other. I claim that we may appropriately concede that what we are doing is (inter a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Science and Business Media LLC Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Publication date:
2020-04-16
Acceptance date:
2020-04-03
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
Pubs id:
1100817
Local pid:
pubs:1100817

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