June 17, 1940 |
|Metaphysics · Epistemology · Philosophy of mind|
Ernest Sosa (born June 17, 1940) is an American philosopher primarily interested in epistemology. He is Board of Governors 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. He has been described as "one of the most important epistemologists of the last half-century."
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 University of Miami and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964 where his dissertation was supervised by Nicholas Rescher.
- 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)
- Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
- 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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