¿Quién fue Ernest Sosa?
Ernest Sosa (born 1940) is an American philosopher and cognitive scientist. He is Professor Emeritus at Brown University. Sosa’s work has been mainly in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and action theory.
Sosa was born in Havana, Cuba in 1940. His family moved to the United States in 1945. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1961, and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1966.
Sosa has held teaching positions at the University of Puerto Rico, the University of California, Riverside, Bryn Mawr College, and Rutgers University. He joined the faculty at Brown University in 1977, and served as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy from 1985 to 1988. He retired from Brown in 2007.
Sosa is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Louvain and Brooklyn College.
Sosa’s work has been mainly in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and action theory. He is best known for his work on virtue epistemology, and his defense of reliabilism. He has also made contributions to the philosophy of perception, the problem of other minds, mental causation, and the nature of consciousness..