The necessity of pragmatism: Overcoming the stalemate of common sense

Journal of Scottish Philosophy 6 (2):175-187 (2008)
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The paper argues that the relation between the philosophy of common sense and skepticism ought to be perceived of as the relation between the two horns of a dilemma. Each position, it is therefore said, is able to confront the other with a valid objection, something which implies that neither of the two positions are defensible as such. The dilemma is only resolved, it is argued, by the way in which a pragmatic approach to knowledge enables us to incorporate the insights of both common sense and skepticism in a single position
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