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Sosa, Ernest

Works: 131 works in 854 publications in 4 languages and 23,947 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other, Creator, ed
Classifications: BD161, 121
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Most widely held works by Ernest Sosa
A Companion to metaphysics by Jaegwon Kim( Book )

55 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,232 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
Epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Volume contains main papers from a conference on epistemology and, in addition, especially invited papers on that topic. The volume contains twenty-three substantial papers by leading figures, who have vcontribut3d papers representative of their current work, plus a book symposium on Knowledge and Lotteries by John Hawthorne
A Companion to epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

67 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,170 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 fieldIncludes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologistsContains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
Knowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 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
The Blackwell guide to epistemology by John Greco( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation and conditionals by Ernest Sosa( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation by Ernest Sosa( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 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
Contemporary debates in epistemology by Matthias Steup( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 539 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
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 500 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
Metaphysics : an anthology by Jaegwon Kim( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 492 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" "--
The philosophy of mind( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 472 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 virtue epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

58 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 433 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
Social, political, and legal philosophy( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epistemology of testimony( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 409 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
Knowing full well by Ernest Sosa( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Ernest Sosa explains the nature of knowledge through an approach first originated by him, 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 foundational-ism, 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. --Book Jacket
The Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher : discussion and replies by Ernest Sosa( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When I entered the graduate program in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, Nicholas Rescher had just joined the department of philosophy' to begin, with Adolf Grunbaum, the building of what is now a philosophy center of worldwide renown. Very soon his exceptional energy and versatility were in evidence, as he founded the American Philosophical Quarterly, generated a constantly rising stack of preprints, pursued impor tant scholarly research in Arabic logic, taught a staggering diversity of histori cal and thematic courses, and obtained, in cooperation with Kurt Baier, a major grant for work in value theory. That is all part of the record. What may come as a surprise is that none of it was accomplished at the expense of his students. Papers were returned in a matter of days, often the next class meet ing. And so easily accessible was he for philosophical discussion that, since (inevitably) we shared many philosophical interests, I asked him to serve as my dissertation advisor. My work in connection with this project led to a couple of journal articles while his, characteristically, led to a book. Our dis cussions certainly helped me, and while they may also have had some small influence on him, in the end our views were quite distinct. I was not only allowed complete independence, but was positively encouraged to think of my own ideas and to develop them independently. The length and breadth of Rescher's bibliography defy belief
Normativity by SOFIA Conference( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the philosophy of George Berkeley by Ernest Sosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tercentenary conference of March, 1985, drew to Newport, Rhode Island, nearly all the most distinguished Berkeley scholars now active. The conference was organized by the International Berkeley Society, with the support of several institutions and many people (whose help is acknowl edged below). This volume represents a selection of the lead papers deliv ered at that conference, most now revised. The Cartesian marriage of Mind and Body has proved an uneasy union. Each side has claimed supremacy and usurped the rights of the other. In anglophone philosophy Body has lately had it all pretty much its own way, most dramatically in the Disappearance Theory of Mind, whose varieties vary in appeal and sophistication, but uniformly shock sensibili ties. Only recently has Mind reasserted itself, yet the voices of support are already a swelling chorus. "Welcome," Berkeley would respond, since " ... all the choir of heaven and furniture of the earth ... have not a subsis tence without a mind ..." (Principles, sect. 6). In fairness, Berkeley does playa Disappearance trick of his own - with Matter now into the hat. But his act is far subtler than any brute denial of the obvious, and seeks rather to explain than bluntly to reject. Perhaps we are today better prepared to appreciate his insights
Poverty : a philosophical approach by Paulette Dieterlen( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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
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A Companion to epistemology
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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

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EpistemologyA Companion to epistemologyKnowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemologyThe Blackwell guide to epistemologyCausation and conditionalsCausationContemporary debates in epistemologyEpistemic justification : internalism vs. externalism, foundations vs. virtues