Ernest Sosa

a philosophy for the 21st century


  • Waldomiro José Silva Filho Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)



Ernest Sosa


In the early spring of 2016, on an especially nice day, Ernest Sosa welcomed me into his New York City apartment. I had brought him a copy of the book The Complete Stories by the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, published in the year before. We talked about the topics that have motivated my great interest in his work, especially his interpretation of ancient skepticism and his thesis on the notion of agency.

Biografia do Autor

  • Waldomiro José Silva Filho, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

    Full Professor at the Philosophy Department of Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA – Brazil. Researcher of the CNPq, Brazil.


ARISTOTLE. The Nicomachean Ethics. Translated by David Ross, revised with an introduction and note by Lesley Brown. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2001.

BROGAARD, Berit. Intellectual Flourishing as the Fundamental Epistemic Norm. In: LITTLEJOHN, C. & TURRI, J. (Eds.) Epistemic Norms: New essays on action, belief, and assertion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 11- 31, 2014.

SOSA, Ernest. Knowledge in Perspective: Selected Essays in Epistemology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

SOSA, Ernest. A Virtue Epistemology: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Vol. I. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

SOSA, Ernest. Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Vol. II. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

SOSA, Ernest. Knowing Full Well. Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011.

SOSA, Ernest. Judgment and Agency. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

SOSA, Ernest. Epistemic Explanations: A Theory of Telic Normativity, and What It Explains. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

SILVA FILHO, Waldomiro J. & TATEO, Luca (Eds.). Thinking about Oneself: The place and value of reflection in Philosophy and Psychology. Cham: Springer, 2019.

Received: 10/4/2021- Approved: 22/4/2021


02-06-2021 — Atualizado em 30-06-2022

Como Citar

Ernest Sosa: a philosophy for the 21st century. (2022). Trans/Form/Ação, 44(Special Issue 2), 13-18.

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