Epistemic Presupposition

  • Ernest Sosa
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 17)


What follows introduces and explains a concept of epistemic presupposition with the following features.
  1. I.

    It helps elucidate some obscure concepts essential to recent theories of knowledge and justification.

  2. II.

    It facilitates a solution to the Gettier problem.

  3. III.

    It enables a disposition of several other vexing puzzles concerning knowledge and justification.



Justify Belief Perceptual State Propositional Knowledge Relevant Alternative Gettier Case 
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  3. Ernest Sosa, ‘How Do You Know?’ The American Philosophical Quarterly 11 (1974) 113–122.Google Scholar

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  • Ernest Sosa

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