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Sosa, Ernest

Works: 128 works in 827 publications in 4 languages and 23,305 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, ed, Creator
Classifications: BD161, 121
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Most widely held works by Ernest Sosa
A Companion to metaphysics by Jaegwon Kim( Book )

53 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Companion to Metaphysics' includes a section of detailed review essays from renowned metaphysicians, and the addition of more than 30 new encyclopedic entries, taking the number of entries to over 300
A Companion to epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

69 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,169 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
Epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,024 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
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 597 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 )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 590 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 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation by Ernest Sosa( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary debates in epistemology by Matthias Steup( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 540 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
The philosophy of mind( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 499 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
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 494 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 )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 476 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" "--
Social, political, and legal philosophy( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A virtue epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

54 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 419 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
The epistemology of testimony( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 407 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 377 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
Normativity by SOFIA Conference( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of Nicholas Rescher : discussion and replies by Ernest Sosa( Book )

17 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 352 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
Realism and relativism( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Alternative Names
Ernest Sosa American philosopher

Ernest Sosa Amerikaans filosoof

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 (526)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

A Companion to epistemologyEpistemologyKnowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemologyThe Blackwell guide to epistemologyCausation and conditionalsCausationContemporary debates in epistemologyThe philosophy of mind