Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge – Ernest Sosa

Philosophical Quarterly 61 (242):203-205 (2011)
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A review of Ernest Sosa’s book Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge. While I think Sosa is quite right that knowledge lies on a spectrum, and that its higher but not its lower reaches require of knowers, when challenged, a strong degree of explanatory coherence (ability to understand and discursively defend the basis of their beliefs), I also point out problems with certain aspects of his account.
Keywords virtue epistemology  epistemic reliability  epistemic responsibility  epistemic normativity  evidentialism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.685_6.x
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