McDowell and Wright on Anti-Scepticism etc.

On the assumption that we may learn from our elders and betters, this paper approaches some fundamental questions in perceptual epistemology through a dispute between McDowell and Wright about external world scepticism. As explained in section 2, the dispute turns on what McDowell means by claiming that we have “direct perceptual access to environmental facts”. On the interpretation offered in section 3 (and further elaborated in section 7), if we do have “direct perceptual access” then the relevant sceptical argument—in each of its two versions—is defused. The sceptical argument fails for other reasons (sections 5 and 7); however, these reasons provide materials for defending McDowell’s claim of “direct perceptual access” (section 8)
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