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Taking Scepticism Seriously

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Stroud reviews Peter Unger's Ignorance: A Case for Scepticism in detail. Stroud describes Unger as attempting to demonstrate the compatibility of de facto scepticism with human agency and thought and ... More


Intuitive Expertise and Irrelevant Options

Joachim Horvath, Karina Meyer, and Alex Wiegmann

in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy Volume 3

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852407
eISBN:
9780191886867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852407.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

In the ‘push-dilemma,’ a train is about to run over several people and can only be stopped by pushing a heavy person onto the tracks. Most lay people and moral philosophers consider the ... More


Absolute Necessity and Iterated Modality

Boris Kment

in Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199604685
eISBN:
9780191758928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Peter Unger has argued that many adjectives, e.g., “empty,” are absolute terms: one can’t call a room empty and then add that another room is even emptier. The first part of Chapter 3 argues that the ... More


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