Contemporary Debates in Epistemology
Contemporary Debates in Epistemology by Ernest Sosa
Book DescriptionEleven pairs of newly commissioned essays face off on opposite sides of fundamental problems in current theories of knowledge. * Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in epistemology. * Questions addressed include: Is knowledge contextual? Can skepticism be refuted? Can beliefs be justified through coherence alone? Is justified belief responsible belief? * Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion. * Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in contemporary epistemology, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405107396
(246mm x 173mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ernest Sosa
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Ernest Sosa extends his distinctive approach to epistemology, intertwining issues concerning the role of the will in judgment and belief with issues of epistemic evaluation. While noting that human knowledge trades on distinctive psychological capacities, Sosa also emphasizes the role of the social in human knowledge.
Philosophical Issues, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Ernest Sosa
This book collects cutting edge essays on epistemic agency and related topics by distinguished senior contributors to epistemology, as well as rising figures in the field. The assembly of scholars is impressive, as is reflected by the quality and range of their contributions.
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Author Biography - Ernest Sosa
Matthias Steup is Professor of Philosophy at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He is the author of An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (1996) and editor of Knowledge, Truth, and Duty: Essays on Epistemic Justification, Responsibility, and Virtue (2001). Ernest Sosa is Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Brown University as well as Visiting Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. He is the co--author, with Lawrence BonJour, of Epistemic Justification: Internalism vs. Externalism, Foundations vs. Virtues (Blackwell, 2003). He replies to analysis of his work in Ernest Sosa and His Critics, edited by John Greco (Blackwell, 2004).
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