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Stroud's Proposal for Removing the Threat of Skepticism

Jonathan Ellis

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

Barry Stroud is well known as a critic of philosophers who purport to answer, or otherwise deflate, the threat of skepticism of the external world. In several recent papers, however, Stroud argues ... 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


Are Any Moral Beliefs Justified?

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Moral Skepticisms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187724
eISBN:
9780199786121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187725.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes different ways for moral beliefs and believers to be justified: instrumentally or epistemically, permissively or positively, slightly or adequately, and personally or ... More


Does Skepticism Presuppose Explanationism?

James R. Beebe

in Best Explanations: New Essays on Inference to the Best Explanation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198746904
eISBN:
9780191809125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746904.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explanationist (or abductivist) responses to skepticism maintain that our commonsense beliefs about the external world can be rationally preferred to skeptical hypotheses on the grounds that the ... More


External World Skepticism and the Structure of Epistemic Entitlement

Michael Williams

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

The most important skeptical arguments divide into two families: Agrippan and Cartesian. Arguments in the first family centering on the threat of a vicious regress of justification. Those in the ... More


The Moral Transcendental Argument against Skepticism

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in Epistemic Values: Collected Papers in Epistemology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197529171
eISBN:
9780197529201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529171.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Transcendental arguments against skepticism claim that the skeptical argument depends on the falsehood or the unbelievability of the skeptical hypothesis. This chapter argues that the skeptic needs ... More


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