On the de-naturalization of epistemology

Starting from an overview of approaches to naturalized epistemology, the paper shows, firstly, that Quine's programme yields a sceptical paradox. This means that Quine's attempt to defeat scepticism itself yields a rather strong argument for scepticism and thus against his own programme of naturalized epistemology. Secondly, it is shown that this paradox can be solved by an approach called reflexive-heuristic naturalism. Finally, the paper also raises some fundamental problems which the solution proposed has to leave open.
Keywords hermeneutics  heuristics  naturalized epistemology  normativity
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DOI 10.1023/A:1022463521120
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Sander Verhaegh (2014). Quine's Argument From Despair. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1):150-173.
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