What is an Academic Judgement?

Hinchliffe, Geoffrey (2020) What is an Academic Judgement? Journal of Philosophy of Education. ISSN 0309-8249

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Abstract

This paper considers the nature of academic judgement. It also suggests that academic judgement is not the special preserve of academics as such and is something with which students can be imbued. It is further suggested that academic judgement is best considered in the context of critical learning which is contrasted with demonstrative learning. The paper then proceeds with an analysis of judgement by considering the ideas of Peter Geach on this particular subject. It then moves to considering judgement in the context of a practice, as set out by Alasdair MacIntyre. Whilst providing insight into the nature of practical judgement, this approach is found wanting nonetheless and attention is next turned to considering judgement within the space of reasons – that is, the approach of John McDowell. The paper then suggests that the idea of the space of reasons can be given greater substance through consideration of two further kinds of judgement – epistemic and reflective.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 00:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75037
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9752.12431

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