Philo 17 (1):59-76 (2014)

Abstract
According to a venerable tradition, our knowledge of the external world is crucially dependent on divine favor: our ability to obtain knowledge of the world around us is made possible by God’s having so ordered things. I argue that this view, despite its unpopularity among con­temporary philosophers, is supported by a certain inference to the best explanation: namely, it provides an effective way of reconciling two widely held beliefs that, on the assumption of naturalism, appear incompatible: that knowledge is incompatible with the kind of luck present in Gettier sce­narios and that arguments for external world skepticism can be effectively rebutted by “shifting” them in the style of G. E. Moore.
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DOI 10.5840/Philo20141714
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