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Philosophical Skepticism and Externalist Epistemology

Ernest Sosa

in Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199217250
eISBN:
9780191696053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the following thesis and its supporting argument. Philosophical Skepticism: There is no way we could ever attain full philosophical understanding of our knowledge. The Radical ... More


Skepticism and the Struggle over Finitude: Stanley Cavell

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses philosophical skepticism as a concept that critiques human problems of finitude. This skepticism is a particularly virulent form of a more general epistemic rationalism. By the ... More


The Anxiety of Theory: Hölderlin’s Poetology as Skeptical Syndrome

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter juxtaposes Friedrich Hölderlin's use of poetic language with his view in philosophical skepticism. Hölderlin used poetry to mediate between the antinomies of mind and world, as well as ... More


Hume’s Fine Balance: On Probability, Fear, and the Risks of Trade

Emily C. Nacol

in An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers an interpretation of David Hume's body of work as simultaneously sensitive to how uncertainty and risk can enervate commercial actors and committed to emboldening these actors to ... More


Knowledge, Default, and Skepticism

Ernest Sosa

in Epistemic Explanations: A Theory of Telic Normativity, and What it Explains

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856467
eISBN:
9780191889738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856467.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 7 introduces a distinctive idea of default assumptions and explains how that idea reconfigures earlier virtue epistemology. Default assumptions are endemic to human performance domains ... More


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