Southern Journal of Philosophy 57 (3):324-346 (2019)

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Sharon Berry
Oakland University
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In this paper I will draw attention to an important route to external world skepticism, which I will call confidence skepticism. I will argue that we can defang confidence skepticism (though not a meeker ‘argument from might’ which has got some attention in the 20th century literature on external world skepticism) by adopting a partially psychologistic answer to the problem of priors. And I will argue that certain recent work in the epistemology of mathematics and logic provides independent support for such psychologism.
Keywords external world skepticism  skepticism  epistemology  basic a priori knowledge
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DOI 10.1111/sjp.12339
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