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Commercial Applications of Skepticism

Roy Sorensen

in Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169720
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786343 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169727.003.0012
 Commercial Applications of Skepticism

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This essay argues that Pyrrhonian skeptics, including Fogelin, are conditional skeptics, and hence not really skeptics at all. Conditional skeptics refute themselves, for when they assert conditionals, they make assertions. Since these conditionals are philosophical in content, Pyrrhonians do not avoid all philosophical assertions as they claim to do.

Keywords: Fogelin; skepticism; Pyrrhonian; conditional; ignorance; knowledge; philosophical assertions

Chapter.  8731 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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