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Skepticism Skepticism
Skepticism Skepticism
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This book presents and analyzes the most important arguments in the history of Western philosophy's skeptical tradition. It demonstrates that, although powerful, these arguments are quite limited and fail to prove their core assertion that knowledge is beyond our reach.


  • Argues that skepticism is mistaken and that knowledge is possible

  • Dissects the problems of realism and the philosophical doubts about the accuracy of the senses

  • Explores the ancient argument against a criterion of knowledge, Descartes' skeptical arguments, and skeptical arguments applied to inductive inference and self-knowledge

  • Uses Moore's proof of an external world and the reliabilist conception of knowledge to illustrate that the traditional skeptical arguments fail to meet their mark.

About the Author: Charles Landesman is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. His previous publications include Discourse and Its Presuppositions (1972), Color and Consciousness (1989), The Eye and the Mind (1993), and An Introduction to Epistemology (Blackwell 1996).


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780631213567
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publisher Imprint: Wiley-blackwell
  • Height: 231 mm
  • No of Pages: 224
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 304 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0631213562
  • Publisher Date: 08 May 2002
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 17 mm
  • Width: 156 mm


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