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The Goal of Transcendental Arguments

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252138
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598500 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252130.003.0013
 The Goal of Transcendental Arguments

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Stroud distinguishes between two different sources of ‘invulnerability’, which correspond to two different ways of demonstrating that at least some of our beliefs are invulnerable. Stroud argues that even if the natural source, the indispensability of a belief to any conception of an independent world, does not contribute to answering the sceptic, there might be a second source, the kind and degree of resistance to scepticism, which Stroud explores in his essay.

Keywords: independent world; indispensability; invulnerability; scepticism; transcendental arguments

Chapter.  9194 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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