1% Skepticism

Noûs 51 (2):271-290 (2017)
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Eric Schwitzgebel
University of California, Riverside
Abstract
A 1% skeptic is someone who has about a 99% credence in non-skeptical realism and about a 1% credence in the disjunction of all radically skeptical scenarios combined. The first half of this essay defends the epistemic rationality of 1% skepticism, appealing to dream skepticism, simulation skepticism, cosmological skepticism, and wildcard skepticism. The second half of the essay explores the practical behavioral consequences of 1% skepticism, arguing that 1% skepticism need not be behaviorally inert.
Keywords Skepticism  Epistemology
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DOI 10.1111/nous.12129
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