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Scepticism

Stephen Hetherington

in Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247349
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191697654 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247349.003.0002
Scepticism

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Few of us wish to bow — to submit — to sceptical reasoning. Nor need we do so. Chapter 1 provided some prima facie grounds for thinking that knowledge of a fact can be better or worse. This chapter shows why, if knowledge can be like that, sceptical reasoning flounders.

Keywords: sceptical reasoning; knowledge; scepticism

Chapter.  19045 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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