Common Sense, Science and Scepticism

Common Sense, Science and Scepticism

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Can we know anything for certain? There are those who think we can (traditionally labeled the qdogmatistsq) and those who think we cannot (traditionally labeled the qskepticsq). The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is the great debate between the two. This book is an introductory and historically-based survey of the debate. It sides for the most part with the skeptics. It also develops out of skepticism a third view, fallibilism or critical rationalism, which incorporates an uncompromising realism about perception, science, and the nature of truth.And so on, ad infinitum. The project of justifying beliefs in terms of other beliefs is subject to an infinite regress. ... To know what it is that we believe, we must know the meanings of the words we use to express our belief. To know the meaninganbsp;...

Title:Common Sense, Science and Scepticism
Author:Alan Musgrave
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1993-02-11


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