Australasian Philosophical Review 1 (2):153-162 (2017)

Amie Thomasson
Dartmouth College
ABSTRACTA ‘sceptical’ approach to easy arguments involves reducing our confidence in the supposedly uncontroversial premise with which the arguments begin. Here I address the question: if we accept Yablo's new version of a sceptical proposal, what difference might that make for the relevant meta-ontological debates? I argue that serious difficulties remain for even this ‘best’ version of a sceptical approach. Noting these difficulties might motivate us to look again at the alternative strategy—of reading the uncontroversial premise straightforwardly and thinking that doubts about the conclusion were based on artificial inflation or confusion.
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DOI 10.1080/24740500.2017.1346421
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