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The Anti‐Skeptical Epistemology of the Refutation of Idealism

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199585861
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595332 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0004
The Anti‐Skeptical Epistemology of the Refutation of Idealism

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In his massive commentary Kant and the Claims of Knowledge, Paul Guyer gives an interpretation of the Refutation of Idealism that is among the most philosophically sophisticated in Kant literature. This chapter examines the philosophical merits of Guyer's reconstructed argument, which if successful would show that we have justified beliefs about the external world. The argument, and various variations on it, are found wanting.

Keywords: Paul Guyer; Refutation of Idealism; Kant; justification; time-order

Chapter.  6865 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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