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Knowledge in perspective : selected essays in epistemology

Author: Ernest Sosa
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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In this volume the distinguished philosopher Ernest Sosa collects essays, written over the last 25 years, on 'what is the scope and nature of human knowledge?' All the major topics of contemporary  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Sosa
ISBN: 0521356288 9780521356282 0521396433 9780521396431
OCLC Number: 842448402
Description: 298 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Sources and acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. What is Knowledge, And How is it Possible? 1. The analysis of 'knowledge that p'; 2. How do you know?; 3. On our knowledge of matters of fact; 4. Presuppositions of empirical knowledge; Part II. Theories of Justification: 5. Epistemology today: a perspective in retrospect; 6. Nature unmirrored, epistemology naturalized; 7. Theories of justification: old doctrines newly defended; 8. Reliabilism and intellectual virtue; Part III. Intellectual Virtue and Epistemic Perspective: A View Presented: 9. The foundations of foundationalism; 10. The raft and the pyramid: coherence versus foundations in the theory of knowledge; 11. The coherence of virtue and the virtue of coherence; 12. Testimony and coherence; Part IV. Intellectual Virtue in Perspective: The View Developed: 13. Knowledge and intellectual virtue; 14. Methodology and apt belief; 15. Equilibrium in coherence?; 16. Intellectual virtue in perspective; Index.
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"Sosa is one of the most prominent and most important epistemologists on the current American scene." William P. Alston, Syracuse University "Sosa's epistemology synthesizes rival perspectives in Read more...

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