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Unnatural doubts : epistemological realism and the basis of scepticism

Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Series: Princeton paperbacks
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Williams
ISBN: 069101115X 9780691011158
OCLC Number: 33208457
Description: xxiii, 386 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Pessimism in Epistemology --
Unnatural Doubts? --
Philosophy versus Common Life --
The New Humeans --
The Epistemologist's Dilemma --
Unusual Questions --
Definitive Refutation --
The Burden of Theory --
The Priority of Experience --
Epistemology and Radical Scepticism --
Scepticism and Epistemological Priority --
Presupposition or By-product? --
Agrippa's Trilemma --
Knowledge and the Senses --
The Neutrality of Experience --
Sceptical Hypotheses --
Dreaming and Knowing --
Epistemological Realism --
Generality and Epistemic Priority --
Externalism and Traditional Epistemology --
Knowledge as an Object of Theory --
Explanation or Deflation? --
Foundationalism --
Methodological Necessity --
Priority Reconsidered --
Scepticism in Context --
Examples and Paradigms --
The Best-case Argument --
Knowledge by Example --
Generic and Specific --
Knowing and Claiming --
The Scope of Knowledge --
Examples and Paradigms --
Ordinary Language and Philosophical Diagnosis --
Scepticism and Reflection --
Philosophy as Reflective Understanding --
Diagnosis and Disappointment --
Reflection and Detachment --
Relevant Alternatives and Epistemic Closure --
The Two-factor Theory --
Error and Estrangement --
Practical Knowledge and Radical Doubt --
Epistemology as Pure Inquiry --
The Unreality of Knowledge --
Scepticism and Objectivity --
Realism and Scepticism --
Truth and justification --
Scepticism without Truth --
Objectivity and Progress --
Epistemology Naturalized --
Truth and Context --
Coherence and Truth --
What is a Coherence Theory? --
Radical Holism --
Coherence and Explanation --
Local and Global --
Internalism and Epistemic Priority --
Criterial justification --
Scepticism and Charity --
The Instability of Knowledge --
Closure Again --
Knowledge and Reliability --
Context and Closure --
Knowing and Telling --
Relevant Alternatives --
Tracking the Truth --
Closure Regained --
The Instability of Knowledge --
The Humean Condition --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks
Responsibility: Michael Williams.
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