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Jason  Baehr  - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles , CA, US

Jason Baehr

Professor of Philosophy | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Jason Baehr is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Baehr works at the intersection of virtue theory and epistemology, especially “virtue epistemology,” which is an approach to the philosophical study of knowledge that focuses on intellectual virtues like curiosity, open-mindedness, intellectual humility, intellectual courage, and intellectual tenacity. Baehr’s monograph on virtue epistemology, The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

Recently Baehr has been published several journal articles and book chapters on the relationship between intellectual virtues and topics like knowledge, agency, wisdom, situationism, and civil discourse. He has also been involved with the application of virtue epistemology to educational theory and practice. In this capacity he has overseen two major grant projects (totaling over $1 million) sponsored by the John T empleton Foundation, helped found the Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach (a new charter school in Long Beach, CA), and edited a collection of papers from leading virtue epistemologists and philosophers of education titled Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology (Routledge, 2106). Baehr currently administrates Educating for Intellectual Virtues (http://intellectualvirtues.org), a website devoted to the practice of "intellectual character education," which is aimed at helping students grow in intellectual virtues in the context of academic teaching and learning.

Education (1)

University of Washington: Ph.D., Philosophy

Areas of Expertise (4)


Virtue Theory

Virtue Epistemology

Philosophy of Education

Accomplishments (1)

John Templeton Foundation Grantee (professional)

Awarded two grants in 2012 totaling more than $1 million from the John Templeton Foundation for projects involving the application of virtue epistemology to educational theory and practice.

Courses (2)

PHIL 6998 Virtue Epistemology

PHIL 6998 Virtue Epistemology

PHIL 1800 Philosophical Inquiry

PHIL 1800 Philosophical Inquiry

Articles (17)


Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology

Forthcoming. eds. Fred Aquino and William Abraham (Oxford University Press)

The Situationist Challenge to Educating for Intellectual Virtues

Epistemic Situationism

Forthcoming. eds. Abrol Fairweather and Mark Alfano (Oxford University Press)

Intellectual Virtues and Truth, Understanding, and Wisdom

Oxford Handbook of Virtue

Forthcoming. ed. Nancy Snow (Oxford University Press)

Honesty's Threshold

Moral Psychology

Forthcoming in Vol. 5: Virtues and Vices, ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (The MIT Press)

Intellectual Virtues and Educational Practice

Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

Forthcoming. ed. Michael Peters (Springer)

Intellectual Virtues, Critical Thinking, and the Aims of Education

Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology

Forthcoming. eds. Peter Graham, Miranda Fricker, David Henderson, Nikolaj Pedersen, and Jeremy Wyatt

Is Creativity an Intellectual Virtue?

Creativity and Philosophy

Forthcoming. eds. Berys Gaut and Matthew Kieran (Routledge)

Varieties of Character and Some Implications for Character Education

Journal of Youth and Adolescence Special Issue

Forthcoming. eds. Richard Lerner, Scott Seider, and Eranda Jayawickreme

Is Intellectual Character Growth a Realistic Educational Aim?

Journal of Moral Education 45.2

(2016): pp. 117-31

Responsibilist Virtues and the 'Charmed Inner Circle' of Traditional Epistemology

Philosophical Studies

(2016): pp. 1-13. DOI:10.1007/s11098-016-0734-z

Four Dimensions of an Intellectual Virtue

Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy

(Routledge, 2015). pp. 86-98. eds. Michael Slote, Ernest Sosa, and Chienkuo Mi.

The Situationist Challenge to Educating for Intellectual Virtues

Epistemic Situationism

eds. Abrol Fairweather and Mark Alfano (Oxford University Press)

Character Virtues, Knowledge, and Epistemic Agency

Current Controversies in Virtue Theory

(Routledge, 2015): pp. 74-90. ed. Mark Alfano

Intellectual Humility: Owning our Limitations

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Online version published on 17 August 2015, DOI: 10.1111/phpr.1228. Co-authors: Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, and Dan Howard-Snyder


Virtues and their Vices

(Oxford University Press, 2014): pp. 303-26. eds. Kevin Timpe and Craig Boyd

Must Knowledge Be Virtuously Motivated?

Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, Second Edition

A debate with Linda Zagzebski, (Blackwell, 2013): pp. 133-51. eds. Matthias Steup and John Turri

Educating for Intellectual Virtues: From Theory to Practice

Journal for the Philosophy of Education

(2013): Issue 47.2 pp. 248-62.