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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.
Number of Pages: 269
Sub-Genre: Ethics + Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Ernest Sosa
Street Date: June 2, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-5515