Ignorance : A Case for Scepticism

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In this controversial volume (originally published in 1975) Peter Unger suggests that, not only can nothing ever be known, but no one can ever have a reason at all for anything. A consequence of this is that we cannot have any realistic emotional ties: it can never be conclusively said that someone is happy or sad about anything. Finally he argues that no one can ever say, let alone believe, that anything is the case. In order to get beyond this apparent bind - and
this condition of ignorance - Unger proposes a radical departure from the linguistic and epistemological systems we have become accustomed to. Epistemologists, as well as philosophers of mind and language will undoubtedly find in this study of the limitations of language an invaluable philosophical
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 141 x 210 x 21mm | 476g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0198244177
  • 9780198244172
  • 1,367,815

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Oxford University Press has done well to reissue Ignorance, Peter Unger's first book in epistemology. Unger follows the argument to great depth, wherever it may lead, and the reader who follows along will be amply rewarded, which shows how impressively fresh and relevant this work remains after all these years. * Ernest Sosa, Brown University and Rutgers University *
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About Peter Unger

Peter Unger is Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He is the author of Philosophical Relativity (1984, OUP 2002), Identity, Consciousness, and Value (OUP 1990), and Living High and Letting Die (OUP 1996).
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