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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. Questions about skepticism and the nature of knowledge are at the forefront. The answers defended are new in their explicit and sustained focus on judgment and epistemic agency. While noting that human knowledge trades on distinctive psychological capacities, Sosa also emphasizes the role of the social in human knowledge. Basic animal knowledge is supplemented by a level of reflective knowledge focused on judgment, and a level of 'knowing full well' that is distinctive of the animal that is rational.
Ernest Sosa is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.
PART I: VIRTUE EPISTEMOLOGY EXTENDED AND UNIFIED; PART II: A BETTER VIRTUE EPISTEMOLOGY; PART III: KNOWLEDGE AND AGENCY; PART IV: HISTORICAL ANTECEDENTS
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