Virtue Epistemology: Is there such a thing as a positive/negative spectrum of thinking in pursuit of obtaining knowledge?
Epistemological Ethics or Virtue Epistemology is pretty straight forward - it is the concern of being ethical while pursing knowledge and understanding.
My questions are:
Where is the line between 'positive' and 'negative' thinking? *This also calls into question: morality and ethics.
What would a positive spectrum of thinking look like?
What does positive thinking mean to you. and does your determination consider [religious] faith as a negative?
Is it really negative, if the actions (prevention of actions) in the longevity' prove positive?
Are actions (prevention of actions) not louder than words?
+ No harm no foul, is a rhyme for a reason!
This conversation is about epistemology. What is knowledge? How do we know 'truth'? When is knowing = believing and believing = knowing?
Faith can be called in this debate. Knowing, in the sense 'knowing' without 'proof' - but KNOWING.
An example of a debating issue; inspired by another conversation: I have found the ideal of 'faith' has negative associations. Yet I believe the distaste comes from 'religious dogma' rather than simply 'faith'.
Why religious dogma proves irrational in epistemological ethics: In longevity of actions, religious faith in thought - proves irrational and biased - while - consciously refusing alternative considerations to 'said' thought(s).
Yet, why does that argument have a negative connotation? Don't people have faith about things that are not religious? Can't we be faithful about thoughts in nonreligious subjects?
The biggest problem with the religious faith came from the negative in the actions.. Harming others, being arrogant, getting angry when someone disagrees with you/them, not listening to someone because they do not share this fundamental dogma...
Disclaimer: NOT all are intrinsic features in modern fundamental religion, historically; more so.
So when is your knowledge virtuous (or in the positive spectrum)?