Chapter

Concluding Reflections

Bryan Frances

in Scepticism Comes Alive

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282135
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602917 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199282137.003.0013
Concluding Reflections

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The importance of what was argued in the book was evaluated, with comments on which elements are of lasting significance for epistemology as a discipline. Notions treated include epistemic deference, liveness of hypotheses, mere mortality with respect to a hypothesis, epistemic superiority, responsibility to one’s epistemic community, the epistemic significance of expert disagreement, epistemic externalism, and content externalism.

Keywords: scepticism; epistemic deference; hypotheses; epistemic superiority; epistemic responsibility; epistemic community; experts; disagreement; epistemic externalism; content externalism

Chapter.  1965 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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