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Sosa, Ernest

Works: 146 works in 866 publications in 3 languages and 23,976 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, ed, Creator
Classifications: BD161, 121
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Most widely held works by Ernest Sosa
A Companion to epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With nearly 300 entries on key concepts, review essays on central issues, and self-profiles by leading scholars, this companion is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology.: Epistemology from A-Z is comprised of 296 articles on important epistemological concepts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field; Includes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologists; Contains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
A Companion to metaphysics( )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing full well by Ernest Sosa( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Ernest Sosa explains the nature of knowledge through an approach originated by him years ago, known as virtue epistemology. Here he provides the first comprehensive account of his views on epistemic normativity as a form of performance normativity on two levels. On a first level is found the normativity of the apt performance, whose success manifests the performer's competence. On a higher level is found the normativity of the meta-apt performance, which manifests not necessarily first-order skill or competence but rather the reflective good judgment required for proper risk assessment. Sosa develops this bi-level account in multiple ways, by applying it to issues much disputed in recent epistemology: epistemic agency, how knowledge is normatively related to action, the knowledge norm of assertion, and the Meno problem as to how knowledge exceeds merely true belief. A full chapter is devoted to how experience should be understood if it is to figure in the epistemic competence that must be manifest in the truth of any belief apt enough to constitute knowledge. Another takes up the epistemology of testimony from the performance-theoretic perspective. Two other chapters are dedicated to comparisons with ostensibly rival views, such as classical internalist foundationalism, a knowledge-first view, and attributor contextualism. The book concludes with a defense of the epistemic circularity inherent in meta-aptness and thereby in the full aptness of knowing full well
The Blackwell guide to epistemology by John Greco( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epistemology of testimony by Jennifer Lackey( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the papers focus on fundamental issues framing the epistemological literature on testimony, and offer new insights or developments to the current debates: some do so by providing novel examinations of the relationship that testimony bears to other sources of information, while others point to new, cutting-edge approaches to theorizing about testimonial knowledge. Anyone working in epistemology, or concerned with issues involving the social dimensions of knowledge, should find the papers in this book both interesting and valuable. Book jacket."--Jacket
Poverty : a philosophical approach by Paulette Dieterlen( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Poverty: a philosophical approach, the author studies various philosophical issues concerning poverty in the Program for Education, Health and Food (PROGRESA) that was in effect in Mexico, from 1997 to 2002, and shows how theoretical discussion is necessary to clarify some ideas concerning the application of a social policy. Poverty is one of the main problems concerning economics, political philosophy, and ethics. It is an ethical problem because of its relationship with self-esteem. Since poverty is intimately related to social policies, the philosophy of poverty must consider the distrib
Epistemology : an anthology( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume represents the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in the theory of knowledge." "Concentrating on the central topics of the field, it includes many of the most important contributions made in recent decades by several outstanding authors. Topics include skepticism and the Pyrrhonian problematic, the definition of knowledge, and the structure of epistemic justification." "It is ideal as a reader for all courses in epistemology."--Jacket
Knowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Plato, philosophers have faced one central question: what is the scope and nature of human knowledge? In this volume the distinguished philosopher Ernest Sosa collects essays on this subject written over a period of twenty-five years. All the major topics of contemporary epistemology are covered: the nature of propositional knowledge; externalism versus internalism; foundationalism versus coherentism; and the problem of the criterion. 'Sosa is one of the most prominent and most important epistemologists on the current American scene.' William P. Alston, Syracuse University
A companion to metaphysics( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its publication over a decade ago, A Companion to Metaphysics has established itself as the leading one-volume reference resource in the field. This extended and revised new edition brings the Companion up to date. A new section of longer review essays focuses on the major topics that continue to have an abiding centrality for the field and which have seen significant developments in recent years, including Fictional Entities, Individuation, Persistence, Realism & Anti-realism about Abstract Entities, as well Causation, Freedom of the Will, the Mind/Body Problem, Modality, and Space & Time. In addition the central A-Z section, consisting of nearly three hundred entries, has been extended with new entries on emerging topics and major metaphysicians and the existing entries have been brought up to date where necessary." "Written by leading figures in the field and offering comprehensive coverage of both historical and contemporary metaphysics and from analytic and continental traditions, the entries in this extensively cross-referenced volume combine to form a complete and up to date reference guide for student and professional alike."--Jacket
Contemporary debates in epistemology( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven pairs of newly commissioned essays face off on opposite sides of fundamental problems in current theories of knowledge. This distinctive format offers readers a unique opportunity to observe philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate. The essays are centered on three core areas of epistemology: skepticism, the foundations of knowledge, and justification."--Jacket
Causation and conditionals by Ernest Sosa( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation by Ernest Sosa( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causes and conditions / John L. Mackie -- Defects of the necessary condition analysis of causation / Michael Scriven -- Causes and events : Mackie on causation / Jaegwon Kim -- Causal relations / Donald Davidson -- Causality and determination / G.E.M. Anscombe -- On the logic and epistemology of the causal relation / G.H. von Wright -- On the nature and the observability of the causal relation / C.J. Ducasse -- Probabilistic causality ; Causality : production and propagation / Wesley C. Salmon -- Causation : reductionism versus realism / Michael Tooley -- Causation / David Lewis -- Causes and counterfactuals / Jaegwon Kim -- Lewis’s programme / Paul Horwich -- Event causation : the counterfactual analysis / Jonathan Bennett -- Varieties of causation / Ernest Sosa
Epistemic justification : internalism vs. externalism, foundations vs. virtues by Laurence BonJour( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One author defends an approach to these issues that is predominantly internalist and coherentist in character, while the other argues for a more externalist approach that puts main emphasis on the subject's faculties or intellectual virtues
A virtue epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

52 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virtue Epistemology presents a new approach to some of the oldest and most gripping problems of philosophy, those of knowledge and skepticism. Ernest Sosa argues for two levels of knowledge, the animal and the reflective, each viewed as a distinctive human accomplishment. By adopting a kind of virtue epistemology in line with the tradition found in Aristotle, Aquinas, Reid, and especially Descartes, he presents an account of knowledge which can be used to shed light on different varieties of skepticism, the nature and status of intuitions, and epistemic normativity"--Jacket
Metaphysics : an anthology by Jaegwon Kim( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoroughly updated, the second edition of this highly successful textbook continues to represent the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in metaphysics. In addition to updated material from the first edition, it presents entirely new sections on ontology and the metaphysics of material objects. One of the most comprehensive and authoritative metaphysics anthologies available - now updated and expanded Offers the most important contemporary works on the central issues of metaphysics Includes new sections on ontology and the metaphysics of material objects, as well as readings on the topics of fictionalism, fundamentality, tropes, vague identity, temporary intrinsics, stage theory, and composition Surpasses other anthologies in its combination of contributions from leading metaphysicians and a younger generation of "rising-stars" "--
Philosophy of mind( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical Perspectives, an annual, aims to publish original essays by formost thinkers in their fields, with each volume confined to a main area of philosophical research
A companion to epistemology( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its first publication, A Companion to Epistemology has established itself as the leading single-volume epistemology reference work in the field. This extended and revised edition brings the Companion up to date." "Part I, consisting of newly commissioned review essays, focuses on the major topics that have an abiding centrality for the field, including a priori justification, Bayesian epistemology, closure, contextualism, epistemic virtue, internalism vs. externalism, foundationalism vs. coherentism, perception, scepticsm, and social epistemology. Part II brings together twenty self-portraits of leading epistemologists who are widely recognized and respected for their contributions to the field. The content of the first edition is retained in Part III: Epistemology from A-Z. This section of nearly 300 entries has been extensively revised, with many new and rewritten entries reflecting recent developments in the field." "Written by leading experts, the entries in this comprehensive volume combine to form a complete and up-to-date reference guide for students and professionals alike."--Jacket
Realism and relativism( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social, political, and legal philosophy( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A Companion to epistemology
Alternative Names
Ernest Sosa American philosopher

Ernest Sosa Amerikaans filosoof

Ernest Sosa filósofo estadounidense

Ernest Sosa philosophe américain

Ernest Sosa US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Sosa, E.

Sosa, E. 1940-

Sosa, E. David

Sosa, Ernesto

Sosa, Ernesto 1940-

Sosa, Ernesto (Writer on philosophy)

ارنست سوسا فیلسوف آمریکایی

소사, 어니스트

ソウザ, アーネスト

English (450)

Spanish (11)

Japanese (2)

A Companion to metaphysicsKnowing full wellThe Blackwell guide to epistemologyThe epistemology of testimonyEpistemology : an anthologyKnowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemologyA companion to metaphysicsContemporary debates in epistemology