Epistemology / Ernest Sosa.
- Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 
- Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy ; 14
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- Knowledge, Theory of.
- In English.
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- In this concise book, one of the world's leading epistemologists provides a sophisticated, revisionist introduction to the problem of knowledge in Western philosophy. Modern and contemporary accounts of epistemology tend to focus on limited questions of knowledge and skepticism, such as how we can know the external world, other minds, the past through memory, the future through induction, or the world's depth and structure through inference. This book steps back for a better view of the more general issues posed by the ancient Greek Pyrrhonists. Returning to and illuminating this older, broader epistemological tradition, Ernest Sosa develops an original account of the subject, giving it substance not with Cartesian theology but with science and common sense.Descartes is a part of this ancient tradition, but he goes beyond it by considering not just whether knowledge is possible at all but also how we can properly attain it. In Cartesian epistemology, Sosa finds a virtue-theoretic account, one that he extends beyond the Cartesian context. Once epistemology is viewed in this light, many of its problems can be solved or fall away.The result is an important reevaluation of epistemology that will be essential reading for students and teachers.
Preface for Readers and Instructors
Chapter one. Descartes's Pyrrhonian Virtue Epistemology
Chapter two. Dream Skepticism
Chapter three. Regress Skepticism
Chapter four. Knowledge: What It Is and How We Might Have It
Chapter Five. Knowledge as Action
Chapter six. Varieties and Levels of Knowledge
Chapter seven. The Value of Human Knowledge
Chapter eight. Mind-World Relations
Chapter nine. Two Forms of Virtue Epistemology
Chapter ten. Knowledge, Time, and Negligence
Chapter eleven. Virtue Theory against Situationism
Chapter twelve. Virtue Epistemology and a Theory of Competence
Chapter thirteen. Knowledge and Justification
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- De Gruyter.
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- 10.1515/9781400883059 doi
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