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Essays on Skepticism
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Essays on Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

Abstract

This book is a collection of important work on the problem of scepticism, by someone who has provided perhaps the leading contemporary investigation of this problem. The guiding questions of this volume are: Can we have knowledge of the external world of things outside our minds? Can we have knowledge of the internal world of our own contentful mental states? The work divides into four sections: I. Transcendental Arguments against Scepticism, II. Semantic Answers to Scepticism, III. Self-knowledge, and IV. Scepticism and Epistemic Closure.

Keywords: internal world, transcendental arguments, semantic answers, self-knowledge, epistemic closure, scepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199585861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Brueckner, author
University of California, Santa Barbara

Contents

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I TRANSCENDENTAL ARGUMENTS AGAINST SKEPTICISM

II SEMANTIC ANSWERS TO SKEPTICISM

PART A ON PUTNAM

PART B: ON DAVIDSON

PART C: ON McDOWELL

III SELF‐KNOWLEDGE

PART A: CONTENT EXTERNALISM AND SELF‐KNOWLEDGE

PART B: THE McKINSEY PROBLEM

IV SKEPTICISM AND EPISTEMIC CLOSURE

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