Common sense as evidence: Against revisionary ontology and skepticism

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):53-78 (2008)
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Thomas Kelly
Princeton University
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In this age of post-Moorean modesty, many of us are inclined to doubt that philosophy is in possession of arguments that might genuinely serve to undermine what we ordinarily believe. It may perhaps be conceded that the arguments of the skeptic appear to be utterly compelling; but the Mooreans among us will hold that the very plausibility of our ordinary beliefs is reason enough for supposing that there must be something wrong in the skeptic’s arguments, even if we are unable to say what it is. In so far then, as the pretensions of philosophy to provide a world view rest upon its..
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