What the Skeptic Still Can't Learn from How We Use the Word 'Know'

In J. Bridges, N. Kolodny & W. Wong (eds.), The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Essays for Barry Stroud. Oxford University Press (2011)

Authors
Wai-hung Wong
California State University, Chico
Abstract
 ’ The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism has been widely read and discussed by philosophers who are interested in skepticism about our knowledge of the external world.1 Some of his later writings on the topic (such as Stroud (1989) and (1994)) are considered essential reading too. This does not, however, mean that what Stroud says about skepticism2 has as much impact on the discussion of skepticism as it deserves. It seems that his insights into the nature of skepticism have been largely misunderstood or missed. Although Stroud has never argued for skepticism or claimed that skepticism is true, he has been ” ( 2001 37)  The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism is, as the title says so clearly, that skepticism is philosophically significant and should be considered seriously, but skepticism is still felt by most philosophers.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 68,944
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Knowledge and Lotteries.John Hawthorne - 2003 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Elusive Knowledge.David K. Lewis - 1996 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (4):549 – 567.
Solving the Skeptical Problem.Keith DeRose - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (1):1-52.
Skepticism and the Veil of Perception.Michael Huemer (ed.) - 2001 - Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

View all 50 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Untruth and the Truth of Skepticism.Panayot Butchvarov - 1994 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (4):41 - 61.
Moore, the Skeptic, and the Philosophical Context.Wai-hung Wong - 2006 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2):271–287.
Exuberant Skepticism.Paul Kurtz - 2010 - Prometheus Books 59 John Glenn Drive.
Contemporary Skepticism.Duncan Pritchard - 2004 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-03-07

Total views
117 ( #98,517 of 2,497,999 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #428,301 of 2,497,999 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes