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Certitude Sustained: Portrait of G. E. Moore as a Perspectivalist

Jay F. Rosenberg

in Thinking about Knowing

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199251339
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598326 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251339.003.0006
 Certitude Sustained: Portrait of G. E. Moore as a Perspectivalist

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Offers an internalist and perspectivalist reading of G. E. Moore's epistemological views. Challenges Barry Stroud's influential interpretation and defends Moore's rejection of scepticism, his ‘defence of common sense’ and his ‘proof of an external world’ against Stroud's criticisms. The conception of knowledge‐yielding enquiry, as addressed to determinate questions, within a setting of defeasible agreements regarding epistemic methods, norms, and background beliefs, is worked out in greater detail.

Keywords: common sense; enquiry; external world; internalist; knowledge; Moore; perspectivalist; scepticism; Stroud

Chapter.  13923 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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