Scepticism about philosophy

Ratio 23 (1):1-16 (2010)
Abstract
Suppose a person who is agnostic about most philosophical issues wishes to have true philosophical beliefs but equally wishes to avoid false philosophical beliefs. I argue that this truth-seeking, error-avoiding agnostic would not have good grounds for pursuing philosophy. Widespread disagreement shows that pursuing philosophy is not a reliable method of discovering true answers to philosophical questions. More likely than not, pursuing philosophy leads to false belief. Many attempts to rebut this sceptical argument fail.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9329.2009.00447.x
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
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 25,071
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Philosophical Success.Nathan Hanna - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (8):2109-2121.
Socrates’ Warning Against Misology.Thomas Miller - 2015 - Phronesis 60 (2):145-179.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
The Problem of Insulation.Wai-hung Wong - 2002 - Philosophy 77 (3):349-373.
Philosophical Renegades.Bryan Frances - 2013 - In Jennifer Lackey & David Christensen (eds.), The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays. Oxford University Press. pp. 121-166.
Scepticism and its Sources.Samir Okasha - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (3):610–632.
Quine's Pragmatic Solution to Sceptical Doubts.Benjamin Bayer - 2010 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (2):177-204.
Book Symposium.D. Lawrence Wieder - 2001 - Philosophical Books 42 (3):161-195.
Self-Knowledge and Scepticism.Jeff Malpas - 1994 - Erkenntnis 40 (2):165-184.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-05-28

Total downloads

463 ( #3,578 of 2,132,314 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

20 ( #22,289 of 2,132,314 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums