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Radical Skepticism and Underdetermination

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reveals a more nuanced way to conceive of the radical skeptical paradox—one that makes no essential appeal to a closure-style principle for knowledge. It discusses the skeptical ... More


Epistemological Disjunctivism and Closure-Based Radical Skepticism

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains that the Achilles' heel of epistemological disjunctivism as an anti-skeptical strategy lies in the response that it offers to the closureRK-based radical skeptical paradox. In ... More


Radical Skepticism and Closure

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter articulates a version of radical skepticism which essentially trades on a closure-style principle for knowledge. It argues that, properly construed, this type of radical skepticism ... More


Farewell to Epistemic Angst

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter brings together the main threads of discussion from the previous chapters to offer a unified solution—a “biscopic” proposal, as the chapter describes it—to the two formulations of the ... More


Introduction

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter argues that integrating epistemological disjunctivism with Wittgenstein's radical account of the structure of rational evaluation can solve the problem of radical ... More


Epistemological Disjunctivism and the Factivity of Reasons

Duncan Pritchard

in Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter demonstrates that epistemological disjunctivism represents a viable theoretical option when it comes to our understanding of perceptual knowledge. It also shows that this proposal has ... More


Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Duncan Pritchard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167237
eISBN:
9781400873913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism—the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. The ... More


Hume's Skepticism with Regard to Reason

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines in detail Hume's most radical skeptical argument, one intended to show that reasoning, when allowed to pursue its own principles without restraint, will inevitably destroy all ... More


Pragmatism, Doubt, and the Role of Incoherence

Erik J. Olsson

in Against Coherence: Truth, Probability, and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199279999
eISBN:
9780191602665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279993.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The issue is raised whether there is a satisfactory answer to radical skepticism that does not depend on a problematic positive use of coherence. Two kinds of pragmatism are examined form this point ... More


Skepticism and Naturalism Concerning Knowledge and Causation

Graciela De Pierris

in Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716785
eISBN:
9780191785368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716785.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A prevalent contemporary interpretation maintains that Hume does not consider skepticism in Treatise, Book I, Part 3, Section 6 but only in Part 4. Chapter 5 develops a detailed response and rebuttal ... More


Of Skepticism with Regard to the Senses

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with the longest, most complicated, and most challenging section in the Treatise. Its structure mirrors the structure of book 1 as a whole. Pursuing its naturalistic program, it ... More


Skeptical and Scientific “Post-philosophy”

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the thesis of the death of philosophy by focusing on the most radical antiphilosophers, which it calls the “post-contemporary philosophers.” In particular, it analyzes the ideas ... More


What Is Suffering and What Sorts of Beings Can Suffer?

David DeGrazia

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter opens with a conceptual investigation of suffering and distinguishes broad and narrow conceptions. The section that follows argues that if we bracket radical skepticism about animal ... More


The Father of Lies?

Hud Hudson

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 5

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704768
eISBN:
9780191774300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A severe and underappreciated problem confronts anyone who holds a certain popular combination of theses – namely, that there is such a thing as knowledge by revelation alone and that a defensive ... More


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