A Critical Introduction to Skepticism (Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology)

A Critical Introduction to Skepticism (Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology)

By: Allan Hazlett (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Allan Hazlett is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Contents

Part I: Skepticism 1. The Skeptical Persuasion 2. The Mode from Dispute 3. Our Inirm Understanding 4. Our Darkened Intellect Part II: Anti-Skepticism 5. The Moorean Persuasion 6. Nonclosure 7. Skepticism and Language Part III: New Directions 8. Beyond Propositional Knowledge 9. Skepsis and Praxis Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781441140531
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781441140531
  • weight: 393
  • ISBN10: 1441140530

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