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The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The thesis of scepticism is a thesis about the human condition: the view that we can know nothing, or that nothing is certain, or that everything is open to doubt. This book examines the sceptical ... More


G. E. Moore and Scepticism: ‘Internal’ and ‘External’

Barry Stroud

in The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Stroud analyses the response to scepticism given by G. E. Moore in his famous ‘Proof of an External World’.Moore seeks to prove that the proposition that there are no external things ... More


The Problem of the External World

Barry Stroud

in The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 sets out the Problem of the External World to which scepticism is a natural response: the problem, first posed by Descartes in his First Meditation, of how to show that we have any ... More


Augustine’s Defence of Knowledge Against the Sceptics

Tamer Nawar

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 56

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198851059
eISBN:
9780191885785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851059.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In his Contra Academicos, Augustine offers one of the most detailed responses to scepticism to have come down to us from antiquity. In this paper, I examine Augustine’s defence of the existence of ... More


Ganga Descends from Heaven

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the ordeal in securing final approvals of the Government for DPEP because of the disagreement between the Union Department of Education and Finance Ministry over the terms of ... More


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