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Skepticism and the Definition of Knowledge

1st Edition

By Gilbert Harman


180 pages

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Originally published in 1990. This study argues that scepticism is an intelligible view and that the issue scepticism raises is whether or not certain sceptical hypotheses are as plausible as the ordinary views we accept. It discusses psychological concepts, definitions of knowledge, belief and hypothetic inference (inference to the best explanation). Starting from ‘Is skepticism a problem for epistemology’, the book takes us through the argument for the possibility of scepticism, including looking at sense data and considering memory and perception.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Skepticism and Epistemology 2. The Warranted-True-Belief Conception 3. Hypothetic Inference 4. Psychological Concepts 5. Sense Data 6. The Definition of Knowledge 7. The Possibility of Skepticism

About the Author

Gilbert Harman teaches at Princeton University, USA. He has published on statistical learning theory and moral philosophy as well as reasoning and recently co-edited A Companion to W. V. O. Quine (Wiley Blackwell)

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Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

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