A Virtue Epistemology

A Virtue Epistemology : Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume I

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A Virtue Epistemology presents a new approach to some of the oldest and most gripping problems of philosophy, those of knowledge and scepticism. 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 scepticism, the nature and status of intuitions, and epistemic normativity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 134 x 215 x 9mm | 220g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199568200
  • 9780199568208
  • 670,218

Table of contents

Preface to the Two-volume work ; Preface and acknowledgements ; 1. Lecture One: Dreams and Philosophy ; 2. Lecture Two: A Virtue Epistemology ; 3. Lecture Three: Intuitions ; 4. Lecture Four: Epistemic Normativity ; 5. Lecture Five: Virtue, Luck, and Credit ; 6. Lecture Six: The Problem of the Criterion
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Review quote

Sosa's book is admirable in its insistence that externalism is consistent with epistemic credit, and in its refusal to get bogged down in intuition slinging. Moreover, there are rich discussions of several topics, in particular the epistemic status of dreams and the force of intuitions in philosophy. * Adam Morton Mind Vol 118 Oct 2009 *
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About Ernest Sosa

Ernest Sosa is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
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