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Scepticism comes alive

Author: Bryan Frances
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press : Clarendon Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bryan Frances presents a highly original argument template for generating new kinds of radical scepticism, ones that hold even if all the clever anti-sceptical fixes defeat the traditional sceptic.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Frances
ISBN: 9780199282135 0199282137 9780199550487 0199550484
OCLC Number: 441767914
Description: XII, 209 str. ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: When a Sceptical Hypothesis is Live ; 2. When Experts Make Mistakes ; 3. How Live Hypotheses Sabotage Knowledge ; 4. The First Live Sceptical Hypothesis ; 5. Additional Sceptical Hypotheses ; 6. The Sceptical Solution ; 7. Universal Scepticism ; 8. The Consistency of Scepticism and Knowledge ; 9. Epistemic Threats, Context, and our Anti-Sceptical Strategies ; 10. Disarming the Live Sceptical Threat ; 11. Do Live Sceptical Hypotheses Pose Real Threats? ; 12. Defeating the Live Sceptic Head-On ; 13. Concluding Reflections
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Frances's book is exceptionally clear and well-argued. He writes with an engaging style and presents original arguments for a fairly radical skepticism. Its central conclusion is highly controversial Read more...

 
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