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Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II

Ernest Sosa


This book argues for a reflective virtue epistemology based on a kind of virtuous circularity that may be found explicitly or just below the surface in the epistemological writings of Descartes, Moore, and now Davidson, who also relies crucially on an assumption of virtuous circularity. Along the way various lines of objection are explored. Part I of this book considers historical alternatives to the view developed in Part II. It begins with G. E. Moore's legendary proof, and the epistemology that lies behind it. That leads to classical foundationalism, a more general position encompassing the ... More

Keywords: epistemology, Descartes, Moore, Davidson, classical foundationalsim, David Hume, Ludwig Wittgenstein, P. F. Strawson, Thomas Reid, Wilfrid Sellars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199217250
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.001.0001


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Ernest Sosa, author
Rutgers University
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