Skepticism: Lehrer versus Mooreanism

Philosophical Studies 161 (1):47-58 (2012)
Abstract
I will compare Lehrer’s anti-skeptical strategy from a coherentist point of view with the anti-skeptical strategy of the Mooreans. I will argue that there are strong similarities between them: neither can present a persuasive argument to the skeptic and both face the problem of easy knowledge in one way or another. However, both can offer a complete and self-explanatory explanation of knowledge although Mooreanism can offer the more natural one. Hence, one has good reasons to prefer Mooreanism to Lehrer’s anti-skeptical approach, if one does not prefer coherentism to foundationalism for other reasons.
Keywords Skepticism  Mooreanism  Keith Lehrer  Easy knowledge  Coherentism  Foundationalism  Bootstrapping
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,948
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Stewart Cohen (2002). Basic Knowledge and the Problem of Easy Knowledge. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (2):309-329.
Christopher S. Hill (1996). Process Reliabilism and Cartesian Scepticism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (3):567-581.

View all 6 references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Duncan Pritchard (2006). McDowellian Neo-Mooreanism. In Fiona Macpherson & Adrian Haddock (eds.), Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge. Oxford University Press. 283--310.
Keith Lehrer (1989). Knowledge Reconsidered. In Marjorie Clay & Keith Lehrer (eds.), Knowledge and Skepticism. Westview Press.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-05-03

Total downloads

17 ( #97,013 of 1,100,813 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #176,557 of 1,100,813 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.