Analysis 72 (4):668-673 (2012)

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Jessica M. Wilson
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Abstract
I argue that Cartesian skepticism about the external world leads to a vicious regress of skeptical attitudes, the only principled and unproblematic response to which requires refraining from taking the very first skeptical step.
Keywords skepticism  Cartesian skepticism  epistemology  dream argument  Pyrrhonian skepticism  evil demon
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans117
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