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Sosa, Ernest

Works: 188 works in 972 publications in 3 languages and 25,963 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 epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( )

61 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,547 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( )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing full well by Ernest Sosa( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,872 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 epistemology of testimony by Jennifer Lackey( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,521 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 1,457 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
The Blackwell guide to epistemology by John Greco( )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemology : an anthology( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 686 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 )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 615 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
Causation by Ernest Sosa( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary debates in epistemology( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 580 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 )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A virtue epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

51 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 556 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
Epistemic justification : internalism vs. externalism, foundations vs. virtues by Laurence BonJour( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 545 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 )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 493 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" "--
Epistemology by Ernest Sosa( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this concise book, one of the world's leading epistemologists provides a sophisticated, revisionist introduction to the problem of knowledge in Western philosophy. Modern and contemporary accounts of epistemology tend to focus on limited questions of knowledge and skepticism, such as how we can know the external world, other minds, the past through memory, the future through induction, or the world's depth and structure through inference. This book steps back for a better view of the more general issues posed by the ancient Greek Pyrrhonists. Returning to and illuminated this older, broader epistemological tradition, Ernest Sosa develops an original account of the subject, giving it substance not with Cartesian theology but with science and common sense. Descartes is a part of this ancient tradition, but he goes beyond it by considering not just whether knowledge is possible at all but also how we can properly attain it. In Cartesian epistemology, Sosa finds a virtue-theoretic account, one that he extends beyond the Cartesian context. Once epistemology is viewed in this light, many of its problems can be solved or fall away. The result is an important reevaluation of epistemology that will be essential reading for students and teachers."--
Contemporary debates in epistemology by Matthias Steup( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully updated with new topics covering the latest developments and debates, the second edition of this highly influential text retains its unique combination of accessibility and originality. Second edition of a highly influential text that has already become a standard in the field, for students and professional researchers alike, due to its impressive line-up of contributors, and its unique combination of accessibility and originalityTwenty-six essays in total, covering 13 essential topicsFeatures five new topics that bring readers up to speed on some of the l
Realism and relativism( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social, political, and legal philosophy( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Blackwell guide to epistemology
A Companion to metaphysicsKnowing full wellThe epistemology of testimonyThe Blackwell guide to epistemologyEpistemology : an anthologyKnowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemologyA companion to metaphysicsCausation
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Ernest Sosa American philosopher

Ernest Sosa Amerikaans filosoof

Ernest Sosa amerikansk filosof

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Ernest Sosa filozof amerikan

Ernest Sosa philosophe américain

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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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