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Putting Skeptics in Their Place The Nature of Skeptical Arguments and Their Role in Philosophical Inquiry

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ISBN-10: 0521045533

ISBN-13: 9780521045537

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Greco

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This book is about the nature of skeptical arguments and their role in philosophical inquiry. John Greco delineates three main theses: that a number of historically prominent skeptical arguments make no obvious mistake, and therefore cannot be easily dismissed; that the analysis of skeptical arguments is philosophically useful and important, and should therefore have a central place in the methodology of philosophy; and that taking skeptical arguments seriously requires us to adopt an externalist, reliabilist epistemology. This book will be of interest to professionals and graduate students in epistemology and moral philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

John Greco is Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy and Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University.

Preface
The nature of skeptical arguments and their role in philosophical inquiry
Skepticism about the world: part I - reconstructions
Skepticism about the world: part II - dismissive responses
Skepticism about the world: part III - dualism, realism and representationalism
The argument from an infinite regress of reasons
Hume's skepticism about unobserved matters of fact
Agent reliabilism
Agent reliabilism and the relevant sense of 'relevant possibility'
Moral and religious epistemology
Bibliography
Index