Skepticism : A Contemporary Reader

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The ancient philosophical topic of scepticism has been the subject of some of the best and most provocative work in philosophy by both epistemologists and also by the world's leading philosophers working in other areas of the discipline. This book collects the most important contributions to each of the major approaches to scepticism that have dominated the recent discussion. It features essays by Anthony Brueckner, Keith DeRose, Fred Dretske, Graeme Forbes, Christopher Hill, David Lewis, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, Hilary Putnam, Ernest Sosa, Gail Stine, Barry Stroud, Peter Unger, and Ted more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 20mm | 581g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • bibliography, index
  • 019511826X
  • 9780195118261

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Part 1 The response from semantic externalism: Hilary Putnam - brains in a vat; Anthony Brueckner, semantic answers to skepticism; Graeme Forbes, realism and skepticism - brains in a vat revisited; Ted A. Warfield, a prior knowledge of the world - knowing the world by knowing our minds. Part 2 Responses from epistemic externalism: Ernest Sosa, philosophical skepticism and epistemic circularity; Christopher S. Hill, process reliabilism and Cartesian skepticism. Part 3 Relevant alternatives and denying closure: Fred Dretske, epistemic operators; Gail Stine, skepticism, relevant alternatives, and deductive closure; Robert Nozick, selections from philosophical explanations. Part 4 contextualist responses: Keith DeRose, solving the skeptical problem; David Lewis, elusive knowledge. Part 5 concessive responses; Peter Unger, selections from philosophical relativity; Thomas Nagel, selection from the view from nowhere; Barry Stroud, skepticism, "Externalism", and the goal of more

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