John Greco

in The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195183214
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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This introductory article explains the coverage of this book, which is about scepticism. It discusses some varieties of skepticism and provides commentaries on the way scepticism has been approached in different philosophical periods. This volume examines some historically important responses to skepticism such as pragmatism, the commonsense view, and idealism. It also discusses contemporary epistemologists' creation of new strategies for responding to skepticism, often based on recent developments in other fields such as metaphysics, the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind.

Keywords: skepticism; philosophical periods; pragmatism; commonsense view; idealism; metaphysics; philosophy

Article.  1659 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Epistemology

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