David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Mind 116 (461):55-104 (2007)
Within certain philosophical debates, most notably those concerning the limits of our knowledge, agnosticism seems a plausible, and potentially the right, stance to take. Yet, in order to qualify as a proper stance, and not just the refusal to adopt any, agnosticism must be shown to be in opposition to both endorsement and denial and to be answerable to future evidence. This paper explicates and defends the thesis that agnosticism may indeed define such a third stance that is weaker than scepticism and hence offers a genuine alternative to realism and anti-realism about our cognitive limits.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sven Rosenkranz (2013). Fallibility and Trust. Noûs 49 (1):n/a-n/a.
Sven Rosenkranz (2009). Liberalism, Entitlement, and Verdict Exclusion. Synthese 171 (3):481 - 497.
Similar books and articles
Daniel C. Dennett (1971). Intentional Systems. Journal of Philosophy 68 (February):87-106.
Harry Stopes‐Roe (1983). Moral Practice and Ultimate Reality. Journal of Moral Education 12 (2):81-91.
Josiah Royce (1890). Dr. Abbot's "Way Out of Agnosticism":The "Way Out of Agnosticism; or, the Philosophy of Free Religion,". Francis Ellingwood Abbot. Ethics 1 (1):98-.
Harris M. Berger (2009). Stance: Ideas About Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture. Wesleyan University Press.
James Ward (1915/1971). Naturalism and Agnosticism. New York,Kraus Reprint Co..
Graham Oppy (1994). Weak Agnosticism Defended. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 36 (3):147 - 167.
J. Brown (2001). Anti-Individualism and Agnosticism. Analysis 61 (3):213-24.
Aaron Holland (2001). Consistency in Presuming Agnosticism. Philo 4 (1):82-89.
John Divers (2004). Agnosticism About Other Worlds: A New Antirealist Programme in Modality. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (3):660–685.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads85 ( #18,786 of 1,410,540 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #58,228 of 1,410,540 )
How can I increase my downloads?