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Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid

Author: Steven Bland, (Philosophy teacher)
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book confronts the threats of epistemic relativism and Pyrrhonian scepticism to analytic philosophy. Epistemic relativists reject absolute notions of knowledge and justification, while sceptics claim that knowledge and justification of any kind are unattainable. If either of these views is correct, then there can be no objective basis for thinking that one set of methods does a better job of delivering  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bland, (Philosophy teacher)
ISBN: 3319946722 9783319946726
OCLC Number: 1037806450
Description: xii, 234 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The principal argument for epistemic relativism --
Epistemic relativism in the analytic tradition --
Foundationalism and coherentism --
Externalism --
Particularism and methodism --
The charge of incoherence --
The Wittgensteinian postition --
A dialectical strategy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Steven Bland.

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