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Author: Ethan Mills

external-world skepticism. I support an epistemological phenomenalist interpretation in which the conclusion is that what is immediately present to the mind are mind-dependent phenomena. Hence, we should suspend judgment on the question of the external world and there is a standing invitation to consider

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Mark Walker

fronts against the entitlement strategy as an antidote to skepticism about the external world based on underdetermination considerations. 2 First, the entitlement strategy is not sufficient to thwart skeptical underdetermination considerations, since underdetermination considerations lead to a

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Charles Raff

1 Introduction Moore performed the proof of an external world, known as “Moore’s proof,” in his 1939 lecture “Proof of an External World.” The opening of Moore’s lecture quotes Kant’s problem of an external world where the Critique of Pure Reason famously declares lack of a solution to Kant

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: J.Adam Carter

Part I Dogmatism, Conservativism, and the Mainstream Debate 1. Moore’s Proof There is something intellectually unsatisfying about G.E. Moore’s ( 1959 ) proof of the external world. However, it is not especially obvious just what it is about the Proof that fails to satisfy. No one outside

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Moti Mizrahi

1 Introduction Arguments for external world skepticism 1 from skeptical hypotheses begin by taking any proposition about the external world, p , which, if known, implies that the negation of some skeptical hypothesis is also known, and then concluding that one does not know that p

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Marin Geier

1 Introduction Epistemological skepticism in the guise of external world skepticism remains one of the central topics in contemporary epistemology. This strand of skepticism is sometimes called “Cartesian skepticism” as its classical formulation can be found in Descartes’ Meditations . The

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism
Author: Kim Davies

1 Introduction The history of transcendental arguments (henceforth ‘ TA s’) against scepticism about the existence of an ‘external world’ 1 is long and rich, but of debatable success. In the wake of Barry Stroud’s seminal paper on TA s (Stroud 1968) and its successors (see the papers

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism

GABRIELE BARONCINI Università � di Bologna PETER ALEXANDER, Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles. Locke and Boyle on the external world, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 1985, 336 pp. FERDINANDO ABBRI Università � della Calabria, Cosenza

In: Nuncius
The history of skepticism usually ignores the Middle Ages. It is customary in most historical overviews to say that epistemological skepticism and external-world skepticism did not find its way into the Western philosophical tradition until Sextus Empiricus was rediscovered and retranslated into Latin in the Sixteenth century. It is the aim of this book to show that this is not true and that the history of skepticism must be rewritten. It is only once the rich discussions of both epistemological and external-world skepticism in the Middle Ages are included that the whole history of skepticism can be written, and only then can the development of modern thought be understood. This book begins this rewriting of the history of skepticism by tracing discussions of skepticism from Al-Ghazali to sixteenth century Paris.
Contributors are Taneli Kukkonen, Martin Pickave, Claude Panaccio, David Piche, Christophe Grellard, Gyula Klima, Dominik Perler, Henrik Lagerlund, and Elizabeth Karger

experience is presupposed by inner experience. Moreover, we enjoy immediate cognitive access to outside things rather than cognitive access mediated by inference. Now, as epistemological external-world skepticism questions the existence of those things outside us, the same reader comes to the conclusion that

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism