Philosophical Studies

, Volume 144, Issue 1, pp 127–136 | Cite as

Sosa in perspective

  • Hilary Kornblith


Ernest Sosa draws a distinction between animal knowledge and reflective knowledge, and this distinction forms the centerpiece of his new book, A Virtue Epistemology. This paper argues that the distinction cannot do the work which Sosa assigns to it.


Sosa Animal knowledge Reflective knowledge 



Thanks to Joachim Horvath and Jonathan Vogel for helpful comments on a draft of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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