Skepticism: An Historical Introduction Charles Landesman

ISBN: 9780631213567

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Skepticism: An Historical Introduction  by  Charles Landesman

Skepticism: An Historical Introduction by Charles Landesman
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This book presents and analyzes the most important arguments in the history of Western philosophys skeptical tradition. It demonstrates that, although powerful, these arguments are quite limited and fail to prove their core assertion that knowledgeMoreThis book presents and analyzes the most important arguments in the history of Western philosophys skeptical tradition.

It demonstrates that, although powerful, these arguments are quite limited and fail to prove their core assertion that knowledge is beyond our reach.Argues that skepticism is mistaken and that knowledge is possibleDissects the problems of realism and the philosophical doubts about the accuracy of the sensesExplores the ancient argument against a criterion of knowledge, Descartes skeptical arguments, and skeptical arguments applied to inductive inference and self-knowledgeUses Moores proof of an external world and the reliabilist conception of knowledge to illustrate that the traditional skeptical arguments fail to meet their mark.



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