Ernest Sosa

Targeting His Philosophy

  • Amrei Bahr
  • Markus Seidel

Part of the Münster Lectures in Philosophy book series (MUELP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ernest Sosa
    Pages 1-13
  3. Karen Meyer-Seitz, Christian Quast, David P. Schweikard
    Pages 33-52
  4. Marvin Ester, Julia Friederike Göhner, Jan Tilmes
    Pages 53-66
  5. Amrei Bahr, Charlott Becker, Christoph Trüper
    Pages 67-84
  6. Gordon Leonhard, Paul M. Näger, Andreas Schäfers
    Pages 85-99
  7. Markus Seidel, Alexander Thinius
    Pages 101-118
  8. Tim Grafe, Jan G. Michel
    Pages 119-134
  9. Ernest Sosa
    Pages 135-146

About this book

Introduction

This volume provides the reader with exclusive insights into Ernest Sosa’s latest ideas as well as main aspects of his philosophical work of the last 50 years. Ernest Sosa, one of the most distinguished contemporary philosophers, is best known for his ground-breaking work in epistemology, and has also contributed greatly to metaphysics, metaphilosophy and philosophy of language.

This book, resulting from the 18th Münster Lectures in Philosophy, includes an original article by Sosa on his most recent work in epistemology, and seven critical papers that target a wide range of topics from Sosa’s oeuvre, as well as Sosa’s responses. As regards his epistemology, the issues discussed include his solution of the sceptical problem in his most recent work and the question of how to integrate a sensible account of testimony to Sosa’s virtue epistemology.

The selected topics from his other fields of inquiry include his view on empirical challenges to human rationality, his defense of the scientific status of philosophy,  his concept of causality as considered against the background of the current debate, his suggestion of a middle-way between existential relativism and absolutism and his externalistic internalism in the philosophy of mind and language.

Keywords

Ernest Sosa Metaphilosophy Metaphysics Philosophy of Language Social Epistemology Virtue Epistemology

Editors and affiliations

  • Amrei Bahr
    • 1
  • Markus Seidel
    • 2
  1. 1.Philosophisches Seminar Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum f. WissenschaftstheorieWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32519-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32517-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32519-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-0991
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1009
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