A Critical Introduction to Skepticism [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Meet the Author

Allan Hazlett
is Lecturer in Epistemology in the Department of Philosophy at Edinburgh
University, UK.
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Table of 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
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