Skepticism remains a central and defining issue in epistemology, and in the wider tradition of Western philosophy. To better understand the contemporary position of this important philosophical subject, Allan Hazlett introduces a range of topics, including: Ancient skepticism skeptical arguments in the work of Hume and Descartes Cartesian skepticism in contemporary epistemology anti-skeptical strategies, including Mooreanism, nonclosure, and contextualism additional varieties of skepticism the practical consequences of Cartesian skepticism Presenting a comprehensive survey of the key problems, arguments, and theories, together with additional readings, A Critical Introduction to Skepticism is an ideal guide for students and scholars looking to understand how skepticism is shaping epistemology today.It does not allege that one of the premises of the Cartesian skeptical argument (As 4.2.1) is false, or that the argument is invalid. ... In the Third and Fourth Meditations, Descartes argues respectively for the existence of God and for the claim that God is not a deceiver. He would thus argue that we can know that wea#39; re not deceived by a demon, and thus reject the second premise of the Cartesian skepticalanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Critical Introduction to Skepticism|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2014-03-13|