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Knowing Full Well

Ernest Sosa


This book explains the nature of knowledge through an approach originated by the author years ago, known as virtue epistemology. The book provides a comprehensive account of the author's views on epistemic normativity as a form of performance normativity on two levels. On a first level is found the normativity of the apt performance, whose success manifests the performer's competence. On a higher level is found the normativity of the meta-apt performance, which manifests not necessarily first-order skill or competence but rather the reflective good judgment required for proper risk assessment. ... More

Keywords: knowledge, virtue epistemology, epistemic normativity, performance normativity, epistemic agency, Meno problem, experience, true belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691143972
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691143972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest Sosa, author
Brown University