Logos and Episteme 2 (2):211–224 (2011)

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John Symons
University of Kansas
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Skeptics argue that the acquisition of knowledge is impossible given the standing possibility of error. We present the limiting convergence strategy for responding to skepticism and discuss the relationship between conceivable error and an agent’s knowledge in the limit. We argue that the skeptic must demonstrate that agents are operating with a bad method or are in an epistemically cursed world. Such demonstration involves a significant step beyond conceivability and commits the skeptic to potentially convergent inquiry.
Keywords skepticism  convergence  Peirce  KK
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ISBN(s) 2069-0533
DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme20112232
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