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Scepticism Comes Alive

Bryan Frances


The nagging voice of the sceptic has always been present in epistemology. Over the last thirty years or so, philosophers have thought of several promising ways to counter the radical sceptic. For instance, facts about the reliability of cognitive processes, principles determining which possibilities must be ruled out in order to have knowledge, and principles regarding the context-sensitivity of knowledge attributions. In this research monograph, Bryan Frances presents a new argument template for generating new kinds of radical scepticism, ones that hold even if all the clever anti-sceptical f ... More

Keywords: scepticism, experts, error, belief eliminativism, contextualism, reliabilism, relevant alternatives, scientific hypothesis, knowledge, defeaters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199282135
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199282137.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bryan Frances, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University
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