Skepticism and the Definition of Knowledge

1st Edition

Gilbert Harman

Routledge
Published May 10, 2016
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9781138910188 - CAT# Y186285
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

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Summary

Originally published in 1990. This study argues that scepticism is an intelligible view and that the issue scepticism raises is whether or not certain sceptical hypotheses are as plausible as the ordinary views we accept. It discusses psychological concepts, definitions of knowledge, belief and hypothetic inference (inference to the best explanation). Starting from ‘Is skepticism a problem for epistemology’, the book takes us through the argument for the possibility of scepticism, including looking at sense data and considering memory and perception.

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