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Ernest Sosa: And His Critics

John Greco (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21799-2
356 pages
September 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This is the first book devoted to the work of Ernest Sosa, one of the most influential contemporary epistemologists.

  • Part of the acclaimed Philosophers and Their Critics series.
  • The editor’s introduction serves as an introduction to Sosa’s epistemology.
  • Contains critical essays by more than twenty of the most prominent epistemologists in the world, commenting on Sosa's work.
  • Concludes with Sosa’s own reply to his critics.
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Notes on Contributors.

Cited Works by Ernest Sosa.

Preface.

Introduction: Motivations for Sosa's Epistemology: John Greco (Fordham University).

CRITICAL ESSAYS.

Epistemology.

1. Intellectual Virtue and Epistemic Power: Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame).

2. Structure and Connection: Comments on Ernest Sosa's Epistemology: Stewart Cohen (Arizona State University).

3. Sosa, Safety, Sensitivity, and Skeptical Hypotheses: Keith DeRose (Yale University).

4. Foundational Justification: Richard Feldman (University of Rochester).

5. A Trial Separation Between the Theory of Knowledge and the Theory of Justified Belief: Richard Foley (New York University).

6. Achieving Epistemic Ascent: Richard Fumerton (University of Iowa).

7. Sosa on Reflective Knowledge and Virtue Perspectivism: Alvin Goldman (Rutgers University).

8. How to Preserve Your Virtue while Losing Your Perspective: John Greco (Fordham University).

9. Sosa on Circularity and Coherence: Allen Habib and Keith Lehrer (both University of Arizona).

10. Skepticism: Ascent and Assent?: Peter Klein (Rutgers University).

11. Sosa on Animal and Human Knowledge: Hilary Kornblith (University of Massachuessetts, Amherst).

12. Skepticism Undone?: Paul Moser (Loyola University, Chicago).

13. Sosa and Epistemic Justification: Nicholas Rescher (University of Pittsburgh).

14. Perceptual Knowledge and Epistemological Satisfaction: Barry Stroud (University of California, Berkeley).

15. Mythology of the Given: Sosa, Sellars and the Task of Epistemology: Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University).

16. Epistemic Value Monism: Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma).

Metaphysics.

17. Sosa on Realism: William P. Alston (Syracuse University).

18. Reference and Subjectivity: Bill Brewer (Oxford University).

19. Sosa's Existential Relativism: Eli Hirsch (Brandeis University).

20. Sosa on Internal Realism and Conceptual Relativity: Hilary Putnam (Harvard University).

21. On What There is Now: Sosa on Two forms of Relativity: James Van Cleve (Brown University).

22. Sosa on Abilities, Concepts and Externalism: Timothy Williamson (Oxford University).

REPLIES.

Replies: Ernest Sosa (Brown University).

Index
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John Greco is Associate Professor at Fordham University. He is the author of Putting Skeptics in Their Place (2000) and co-editor of The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology (1999). He has published numerous journal articles in the field of epistemology.
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  • The first book devoted to the work of Ernest Sosa, one of the most influential contemporary epistemologists.
  • Part of the acclaimed Philosophers and Their Critics series.
  • The editor’s introduction serves as an introduction to Sosa’s epistemology.
  • Contains critical essays by more than twenty of the most prominent epistemologists in the world, commenting on Sosa's work.
  • Concludes with Sosa’s own reply to his critics.
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"Anyone interested in developments in epistemology over the past 50 years cannot ignore Sosa’s work, and the discussions here make possible a fuller appreciation and understanding of Sosa’s achievements and place in recent epistemology." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“This is an excellent collection of essays. It illuminates not only Sosa's philosophical work, but also a large part of contemporary epistemology.”

Anil Gupta, University of Pittsburgh

"In conclusion, it seems that Sosa's virtue epistemology offers a promising line in solving some perennial problems. It overcomes some important deficiences of its predecessors, and at the same time integrates some advantages of the old paradigms." Marina Bakalova, Central European University

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