Ernest Sosa (born June 17, 1940) is an American philosopher primarily interested in epistemology. He is Board of Governors [1 ] Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has been at Rutgers full-time since January 2007; he had been at Brown University since 1964. While full-time at Brown, he was also a distinguished visiting professor at Rutgers every spring from 1998-2006. [2 ]
Biography [ edit ]
He is one of the leading contemporary
epistemologists, and has also written on metaphysics, modern philosophy and philosophy of mind. In his books Knowledge in Perspective (1991) and A Virtue Epistemology (2007), Sosa defends a form of virtue epistemology called "virtue perspectivism", which distinguishes animal knowledge from reflective knowledge. Born in Cárdenas, Cuba on June 17, 1940, Sosa earned his BA and MA from the [3 ] University of Miami and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964 where his dissertation was supervised by Nicholas Rescher.
Sosa is a past president of the
American Philosophical Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. [2 ]
He edits the philosophical journals
Noûs and [4 ] . Philosophy and Phenomenological Research In 2005, he delivered the [5 ] John Locke Lectures at Oxford, which formed the basis of his 2007 book. [6 ]
He was also the 2010 recipient of the
Nicholas Rescher Prize for contributions to systematic philosophy, conferred by the University of Pittsburgh biennially.
David Sosa, is a professor and chair of the philosophy department at the University of Texas, Austin.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Knowledge in Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 1991)
Epistemic Justification (Blackwell Publishers, 2003), with L. BonJour
Ernest Sosa and his Critics, ed by J. Greco (Blackwell, 2004)
A Virtue Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2007)
Reflective Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Knowing Full Well (Princeton University Press, 2011)
Virtuous Thoughts: The Philosophy of Ernest Sosa, ed by J. Turri (Springer 2013)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
^ a b Ernest Sosa. "Ernest Sosa - Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae" . Retrieved July 23, 2011.
^ The dictionary of modern American philosophers, Volume 1 by Richard T. Hull, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005, p.2287.
^ "Noûs - Journal Information". Wiley Blackwell. 2010 . Retrieved July 23, 2011.
^ "Philosophy and Phenomenological Research - Journal Information". Wiley Blackwell. 2011 . Retrieved July 23, 2011.
^ "Past Lectures - Faculty of Philosophy" . Retrieved July 23, 2011.
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