Philosophical Studies

, Volume 144, Issue 1, pp 121-125

First online:

Knowledge as aptness

  • Stewart CohenAffiliated withDepartment of Philosopy, Arizona State University Email author 

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I raise several objections to Sosa’s account of knowledge as aptness. I argue that aptness is neither necessary nor sufficient for knowledge. I also raise some objection to Sosa’s treatment of dreaming skepticism.


Aptness Competence Reflective knowledge Dreaming skepticism