How Not to Argue from Science to Skepticism


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Stephen Maitzen
Acadia University
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For at least several decades, and arguably since the time of Descartes, it has been fashionable to offer scientific or quasi-scientific arguments for skepticism about human knowledge. I critique five attempts to argue for skeptical conclusions from the findings of science and scientifically informed common sense.
Keywords Knowledge, Epistemology, Perception, Underdetermination, Eliminativism
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DOI 10.1163/22105700-03031081
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