Metaepistemology and Skepticism
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In this excellent treatment of the internalism-externalism debate in contemporary epistemology, Richard Fumerton explores its implications for traditional skeptical concerns. When one fully understands these implications, Fumerton argues, one will see philosophical usefulness of a foundationalism relying on acquaintance. Contending that the externalist response to skepticism is too quick and easy, Fumerton defends a version of internalism, but in doing so puts into stark relief the radically different alternatives for dealing with skepticism that our metaepistemological views force upon us.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 149 x 227 x 19mm | 363g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0847681076
  • 9780847681075
  • 1,739,092

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I know of no other discussion of skepticism and its relation to the externalist/internalist debate that is as powerful and subtle as Fumerton's. -- Richard Foley Metaepistemology and Skepticism offers both a powerful defense of skepticism and a highly sophisticated and detailed tour through contemporary epistemology. Anyone interested in these matters will profit from a careful study of this fine book. -- Jonathan Dancy, University of Reading . . . a very insightful and dialectically sophisticated piece of work that sheds a great deal of light on recent epistemological controversies and their relation to skepticism. I have learned a great deal from reading this book and expect to return to it often. -- Laurence Bonjour, University of Washington
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About Richard A. Fumerton

Richard A. Fumerton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Metaphysical and Epistemological Problems of Perception and Reason and Morality: A Defense of the Egocentric Perspective
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