The course addresses the main issues in virtue epistemology. First, its general place within the framework of epistemology, and the historical motivation for new approaches in epistemology, the virtue one included, namely the Gettier problem and its challenge to extant characterization of knowledge. Second, it presents the framework of virtue epistemology, the division of virtues, and the issue of the precise role of virtue in epistemology. Then it passes to one very important virtue, the desire to know or curiosity. Several approaches to it are presented, from both historical and topical perspective: the critical approaches that deny any philosophical importance to it, the moderately favorite ones that see it as an important virtue amongst many, and a maximalist approach that sees it as the central motivating virtue, mobilizing and organizing all others. The various options are then applied to three areas of knowledge acquisition: social knowledge acquisition, scientific effort and the effort to achieve self-knowledge.