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Scepticism

Author: Arne Næss
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Series: Routledge library editions., Epistemology ;, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All volumes previously published individually, by various publishers, at various dates throughout the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Naess, Arne.
Scepticism.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arne Næss
ISBN: 9781315694672 1315694670 9781317440284 1317440285
OCLC Number: 910847859
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; I PYRRHO'S SCEPTICISM ACCORDING TO SEXTUS EMPIRICUS; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. SHORT ACCOUNT OF SEXTUS'S PYRRHONISM; 3. THE SCEPTICAL WAYS OF ANNOUNCEMENT; 4· THE DOGMATIC WAYS OF ANNOUNCEMENT; 5. NEUTRALITY TOWARDS SUBJECTIVIST PHENOMENALISM; 6. THE SCEPTIC'S REFERENCE TO THE EXISTENCE OF OPPOSITE VIEWS; 7. THE MATURE SCEPTIC, A MODERATELY KEEN SEEKER AND DOUBTER?; 8. THE SCEPTIC, A PHILOSOPHER?; 9· DEFINING SCEPTICISM; II THE PSYCHOLOGICAL POSSIBILITY OF SCEPTICISM. 1. introduction2. is scepticism more logically than psychologically impeccable?; 3. do the sceptic's actions betray his dogmatism?; 4. can the sceptic believe?; 5. must the sceptic be a doubter?; 6. is the sceptic unperturbed by modern science?; 7. is the sceptic sensitive to the difference between real and apparent?; 8. general outlooks generate scepticism; 9. can we assume that sextus and his less articulate friends fulfil the requirements?; iii scepticism and positive mental health; 1. introduction; 2. confrontation with six criteria of positive mental health. 3, alleged scepticism of st. augustine and others4· moderate or fragmentary scepticism of the unphilosophical; 5. encouraging a sceptical bent of mind: can it ever be right?; iv conceptual complementarity of evidence and truth requirements; 1. introduction; 2. restrictions and qualifications; 3. shift from plain announcement of knowledge to justifying claim to say one knows; 4. requirements of 'knowing' involving three questions. corresponding questionnaires; 5. the 'third-person' and 'first-person' questionnaires; 6. conclusion on 'reaching' knowledge. 7. concepts of knowing without a separately satisfied truth requirement8. suggestion not to use knowledge expressions under certain circumstances; 9. use of 'know' and definiteness of intention; 10. conclusion on the complementarity of truth and evidence; v dialectics of modern epistemological scepticism; 1. introduction; 2. standards relative to stage of dialogue; 3. maximum requirements; 4. maximum strengthening of requirements in the face of mistakes; 5. maximum and abnormal repercussions; 6. 'i know nothing'. general linguistic counter-argument; 7. circularity of the sceptic's argument. 8. the conclusiveness of conclusive evidence. social and linguistic rightness and truth9. examples of there being something we know or can know; 10. examples of evidence fusing with the evidenced; 11. incorrigibility and fallibility; 12. corrigibility as a requirement of scientific knowledge; 13. can the incorrigibility requirement ever be satisfied?; 14. incorrigibility of truth; 15. critical inspection of arguments in favour of incorrigibility as unattainable; 16. penultimate conclusion on modern scepticism; 17. ultimate conclusion on modern scepticism; bibliography; index.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Epistemology ;, v. 8.
Responsibility: Arne Naess.

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