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Knowledge and Skepticism

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195177398
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195177398.003.0010
 Knowledge and Skepticism

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This chapter examines Locke’s theory of knowledge. Locke showed how it is possible to cognize necessary truth by means of ideas which originate empirically in sensation or reflexion. His proof of an external world and early modern skepticism are discussed.

Keywords: John Locke; truth; knowledge; external world; skepticism

Chapter.  10112 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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