Historical reflections: Sosa’s perspective on the epistemological tradition

Baron Reed*

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Ernest Sosa's work in epistemology has frequently progressed through careful examination of key moments in the history of philosophy. Here I examine some of the most important cases in which this is so, including his introduction of virtues into epistemology and his reason for adding the subject's perspective to externalism. I especially focus on the way Sosa adapts the structure of Descartes's epistemology for his own externalist, virtue theoretic answer to skepticism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtuous Thoughts
Subtitle of host publicationThe Philosophy of Ernest Sosa
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789400759343
ISBN (Print)9789400759336
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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