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