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Peer Disagreement and Higher‐Order Evidence

Thomas Kelly

in Disagreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226078
eISBN:
9780191594236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226078.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes and assesses a set of views about the rational response to peer disagreement. It raises a series of objections to views according to which one should assign ‘equal weight’ ... More


Skeptical Theism, Atheism, and Total Evidence Skepticism

Michael Bergmann

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is a response to Chapter 14, which raises objections to theistic belief that are supposed to cause special trouble for skeptical theists. Section I of this chapter provides some ... More


Open-Mindedness and Firmness: Transcend and Maintain Your Perspective

Nathan L. King

in The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190096250
eISBN:
9780190096298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096250.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the complementary virtues of open-mindedness and firmness. The former requires a willing ability to take seriously the merits of new and contrary views. The latter requires a ... More


Austin’s Critical Method

Mark Kaplan

in Austin's Way with Skepticism: An Essay on Philosophical Method

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198824855
eISBN:
9780191863530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824855.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

Begins with Barry Stroud’s reconstruction of Descartes’s dream argument; lays out the critique of the argument that emerges from what Austin wrote in “Other Minds”; describes the long-standing ... More


Austin's Way with Skepticism: An Essay on Philosophical Method

Mark Kaplan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198824855
eISBN:
9780191863530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824855.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

J. L. Austin is famous for the extent to which he wrote as if it is a condition, on the adequacy of what we say while doing epistemology, that it accord faithfully with what we would say in ordinary ... More


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