Author: Penelope Maddy

This piece gives an overview of my book, What Do Philosophers Do? Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy.

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Penelope Maddy

Here I cast some doubt on Professor Coliva’s interpretive claim that Moore’s “Proof of an external world” is addressed to idealism, not skepticism, and explore the consequences for our understanding of the final paragraphs of the paper. In response to Professor Leite, I examine the disagreement between us on whether the global skeptical hypotheses can be refuted by ordinary evidence. Finally, after analyzing the logic of the skeptical argumentation, I attempt an answer to Professor Stroud’s question about the staying power of the representative theory of perception.

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism