The Resource Certainty : A Refutation of Scepticism

Certainty : A Refutation of Scepticism

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Certainty : A Refutation of Scepticism
Title
Certainty
Title remainder
A Refutation of Scepticism
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eng
Summary
Philosophers have traditionally used two strategies to refute the sceptical that empirical knowledge is not possible because our beliefs cannot be adequately justified. One strategy rejects the sceptics' position because it conflicts with the supposedly
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Klein, Peter D
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BD171 -- .K55 1981eb
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non fiction
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  • Certainty
  • Skepticism
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Certainty : A Refutation of Scepticism
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=345495
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- CHAPTER ONE: How to Refute Scepticism -- 1.1 The Goal and Strategy -- 1.2 Varieties of Scepticism -- 1.3 Outline of My Argument -- 1.4 The Context of the Dispute Between the Sceptic and the Nonsceptic -- CHAPTER TWO: The Evil Demon Exorcised -- 2.1 The Evil Genius Argument -- 2.2 The Sceptical Hypotheses and Basic Epistemic Maxim Which Result in Four Sceptical Epistemic Principles -- 2.3 Some Abbreviations Used Throughout This Book -- 2.4 Two of the Sceptical Epistemic Principles: The Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle and the Defeater Consequence Elimination Principle -- 2.5 A Defense of the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle -- 2.6 Clarification of the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle and the Strategy to Argue for It -- 2.7 A Partial Characterization of Justification: Confirming and Overriding Evidence -- 2.8 The Argument for the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle and Other Welcomed Principles of Justification -- 2.9 Summary of the Analysis of the Evil Genius Argument up to This Point -- 2.10 The Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle, Though True, Does Not Provide a Reason for Direct Scepticism -- 2.11 Irrationality and Dogmatism: Two Misinterpretations of the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle -- 2.12 The Defeater Consequence Elimination Principle Is False, but, Even if It Were True, It Would Be Equally Useless to the Sceptic -- 2.13 A Revised Interpretation of the Sceptic's Basic Epistemic Maxim: The Contrary Prerequisite and the Defeater Prerequisite Elimination Principles -- 2.14 The Evaluation of the Contrary Prerequisite and the Defeater Prerequisite Elimination Principles: Unacceptable -- 2.15 Other Unsuccessful Versions of the Contrary Prerequisite Elimination Principle -- 2.16 A Seemingly More Moderate Sceptical Epistemic Principle -- 2.17 Summary of Chapter Two
  • 2.18 A Sceptical Rejoinder and the Task Remaining for Chapter Three -- CHAPTER THREE: Absolute Certainty in This World -- 3.1 Review of the General Argument -- 3.2 Some Preliminary Remarks About Certainty -- 3.3 Six Desiderata (D1 Through D6) of an Adequate Account of Absolute Certainty -- 3.4 D1: The Distinction Between Psychological and Evidential Certainty -- 3.5 D2, D3, D4: Absolute and Relative Certainty and Their Relations -- 3.6 D5: Knowledge Entails Absolute Certainty -- 3.7 D6: Intuitions About Certainty -- 3.8 The Defeasibility Theory of Knowledge and Absolute Certainty -- 3.9 Further Discussion of Defective Justification and a Defense of the Characterization of Misleading and Genuine Initiating Defeaters -- 3.10 A Particularly Relevant Objection to the Defeasibility Theory: Does It Lead to Scepticism? -- 3.11 D1 and D5 Are Satisfied: Knowledge Clearly Entails Evidential and Psychological Certainty -- 3.12 D2: Nondefective Justification and Absolute Certainty -- 3.13 Empirical, Contingent Propositions Can Be Evidentially Certain -- 3.14 D3, D4: Relative Certainty -- 3.15 D6 and the Lottery Paradox -- 3.16 Some Contingent Beliefs Are Absolutely Certain -- CHAPTER FOUR: Tying It All Together -- 4.1 Review of the General Goal and Strategy -- 4.2 There Is No Good Reason to Believe That S Never Knows That P -- 4.3 There Are Good Reasons to Believe That S Sometimes Knows That P -- 4.4 The Last Words -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- Z
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1 online resource (258 pages)
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9780816663309
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (OCoLC)476162168
Label
Certainty : A Refutation of Scepticism
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=345495
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- CHAPTER ONE: How to Refute Scepticism -- 1.1 The Goal and Strategy -- 1.2 Varieties of Scepticism -- 1.3 Outline of My Argument -- 1.4 The Context of the Dispute Between the Sceptic and the Nonsceptic -- CHAPTER TWO: The Evil Demon Exorcised -- 2.1 The Evil Genius Argument -- 2.2 The Sceptical Hypotheses and Basic Epistemic Maxim Which Result in Four Sceptical Epistemic Principles -- 2.3 Some Abbreviations Used Throughout This Book -- 2.4 Two of the Sceptical Epistemic Principles: The Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle and the Defeater Consequence Elimination Principle -- 2.5 A Defense of the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle -- 2.6 Clarification of the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle and the Strategy to Argue for It -- 2.7 A Partial Characterization of Justification: Confirming and Overriding Evidence -- 2.8 The Argument for the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle and Other Welcomed Principles of Justification -- 2.9 Summary of the Analysis of the Evil Genius Argument up to This Point -- 2.10 The Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle, Though True, Does Not Provide a Reason for Direct Scepticism -- 2.11 Irrationality and Dogmatism: Two Misinterpretations of the Contrary Consequence Elimination Principle -- 2.12 The Defeater Consequence Elimination Principle Is False, but, Even if It Were True, It Would Be Equally Useless to the Sceptic -- 2.13 A Revised Interpretation of the Sceptic's Basic Epistemic Maxim: The Contrary Prerequisite and the Defeater Prerequisite Elimination Principles -- 2.14 The Evaluation of the Contrary Prerequisite and the Defeater Prerequisite Elimination Principles: Unacceptable -- 2.15 Other Unsuccessful Versions of the Contrary Prerequisite Elimination Principle -- 2.16 A Seemingly More Moderate Sceptical Epistemic Principle -- 2.17 Summary of Chapter Two
  • 2.18 A Sceptical Rejoinder and the Task Remaining for Chapter Three -- CHAPTER THREE: Absolute Certainty in This World -- 3.1 Review of the General Argument -- 3.2 Some Preliminary Remarks About Certainty -- 3.3 Six Desiderata (D1 Through D6) of an Adequate Account of Absolute Certainty -- 3.4 D1: The Distinction Between Psychological and Evidential Certainty -- 3.5 D2, D3, D4: Absolute and Relative Certainty and Their Relations -- 3.6 D5: Knowledge Entails Absolute Certainty -- 3.7 D6: Intuitions About Certainty -- 3.8 The Defeasibility Theory of Knowledge and Absolute Certainty -- 3.9 Further Discussion of Defective Justification and a Defense of the Characterization of Misleading and Genuine Initiating Defeaters -- 3.10 A Particularly Relevant Objection to the Defeasibility Theory: Does It Lead to Scepticism? -- 3.11 D1 and D5 Are Satisfied: Knowledge Clearly Entails Evidential and Psychological Certainty -- 3.12 D2: Nondefective Justification and Absolute Certainty -- 3.13 Empirical, Contingent Propositions Can Be Evidentially Certain -- 3.14 D3, D4: Relative Certainty -- 3.15 D6 and the Lottery Paradox -- 3.16 Some Contingent Beliefs Are Absolutely Certain -- CHAPTER FOUR: Tying It All Together -- 4.1 Review of the General Goal and Strategy -- 4.2 There Is No Good Reason to Believe That S Never Knows That P -- 4.3 There Are Good Reasons to Believe That S Sometimes Knows That P -- 4.4 The Last Words -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- Z
Control code
EBC345495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816663309
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC345495
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL345495
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10231223
  • (CaONFJC)MIL525741
  • (OCoLC)476162168

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