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  1. How to Read Moore's "Proof of an External World".Kevin Morris & Consuelo Preti - 2015 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 4 (1).
    We develop a reading of Moore’s “Proof of an External World” that emphasizes the connections between this paper and Moore’s earlier concerns and strategies. Our reading has the benefit of explaining why the claims that Moore advances in “Proof of an External World” would have been of interest to him, and avoids attributing to him arguments that are either trivial or wildly unsuccessful. Part of the evidence for our view comes from unpublished drafts which, (...)
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    Neither Dogma nor Common Sense: Moore's Confidence in His 'Proof of an External World'.Paul Forster - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (1):163 – 195.
    (2008). Neither Dogma nor Common sense: Moore's confidence in his ‘proof of an external world’1. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 163-195.
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    Purposes of Reasoning and (a New Vindication of) Moore's Proof of an External World.Manuel Pérez Otero - 2013 - Synthese 190 (18):4181-4200.
    A common view about Moore’s Proof of an External World is that the argument fails because anyone who had doubts about its conclusion could not use the argument to rationally overcome those doubts. I agree that Moore’s Proof is—in that sense—dialectically ineffective at convincing an opponent or a doubter, but I defend that the argument (even when individuated taking into consideration the purpose of Moore’s arguing and, consequently, the preferred addressee of the Proof) does not (...)
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  4. The Paradox of Moore's Proof of an External World.Annalisa Coliva - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (231):234–243.
    Moore's proof of an external world is a piece of reasoning whose premises, in context, are true and warranted and whose conclusion is perfectly acceptable, and yet immediately seems flawed. I argue that neither Wright's nor Pryor's readings of the proof can explain this paradox. Rather, one must take the proof as responding to a sceptical challenge to our right to claim to have warrant for our ordinary empirical beliefs, either for any particular empirical belief (...)
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    On G.E. Moore’s ‘Proof of an External World’.James Owen Weatherall - 2017 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98 (2).
    A new reading of G.E. Moore's ‘Proof of an External World’ is offered, on which the Proof is understood as a unique and essential part of an anti-sceptical strategy that Moore worked out early in his career and developed in various forms, from 1909 until his death in 1958. I begin by ignoring the Proof and by developing a reading of Moore's broader response to scepticism. The bulk of the article is then devoted to understanding (...)
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    Moore's Proof of an External World and the Problem of Skepticism.Charles Landesman - 1999 - Journal of Philosophical Research 24:21-36.
    Moore’s proof consists of the inference of both “Two hands exist at this moment” and “At least two external objects exist at this moment” from the premise “Here is one hand and here is another.” The paper claims that the proof succeeds in refuting both idealism (“There are no external objects”) and skepticism (“Nobody knows that there are external objects”). The paper defends Moore’s proof against the following objections: Idealism does not deny that there (...)
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  7. G. E. Moore's "Proof of an External World.".Michael Hall - 1972 - Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder
    The existence of objects external to the mind is a proof-condition for the type of object demonstration Moore provided in his famous lecture. Affirming the existence of objects external to the mind is just a way of saying that one person can show (present, demonstrate) something to another to prove it is so, to prove it exists, Demonstrations like that are conclusive and immune to scepticism.
     
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    Moore's Proof of an External World.Avrum Stroll - 1979 - Dialectica 33 (3‐4):379-397.
    SummaryThere is an enormous literature on Moore's so‐called “proof”per se, but practically nothing has been written on the distinctions upon which the proof is bases, such as “being presented in space” and “being met with in space”. These are crucial to the argument, since Moore wishes to draw the line between the external and internal world via such distinctions. The author argues that these distinctions themselves crucially depend on a point that Moore does not argue for, (...)
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  9. Proof of an External World.George Edward Moore - 1939 - Proceedings of the British Academy 25 (5):273--300.
  10. In Defense of Moore's "Proof of an External World".John Nelson - 1990 - Reason Papers 15:137-140.
     
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  11. Proof of an External World. Annual Philosophical Lecture, Henriette Hertz Trust, British Academy, 1939.G. E. Moore - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (61):104-108.
     
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  12. Proof of an External World: Transmission Failure, Begging the Question or Dialectical Ineffectiveness? Moore, Wright and Pryor.Annalisa Coliva - 2004 - In Annalisa Coliva & Eva Picardi (eds.), Wittgenstein Today. Il Poligrafo. pp. 411--29.
     
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    Proof of an External World. Annual Philosophical Lecture, Henriette Hertz Trust, British Academy, 1939. By G. E. Moore, Fellow of the Academy. From the Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. XXV. (London: Humphrey Milford. 1940. Pp. 30. Price 2s. Net.). [REVIEW]H. H. Price - 1941 - Philosophy 16 (61):104-.
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    An Equivocation In Descartes' Proof For Knowledge of the External World.Donald Götterbarn - 1971 - Idealistic Studies 1 (2):142-148.
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  15. Proof of an External World.G. E. Moore - 1939 - H. Milford.
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  16. 23. Proof of an External World.G. E. Moore - 2003 - In Steven Luper (ed.), Essential Knowledge: Readings in Epistemology. Longman. pp. 227.
  17. Scepticism and the Proof of an External World.Elizabeth Hankins Wolgast - 1955 - Dissertation, University of Washington
  18. An Equivocation In Descartes’ Proof For Knowledge of the External World.Donald Götterbarn - 1971 - Idealistic Studies 1 (2):142-148.
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    Soames on the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Moore and Russell.Ian Proops - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 129 (3):627-635.
    A critical discussion of selected chapters of the first volume of Scott Soames’s Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century. It is argued that this volume falls short of the minimal standards of scholarship appropriate to a work that advertises itself as a history, and, further, that Soames’s frequent heuristic simplifications and distortions, since they are only sporadically identified as such, are more likely confuse than to enlighten the student. These points are illustrated by reference to Soames’s discussions of Russell’s logical (...)
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    Newman and the Proof of the External World in Descartes's Meditations.Cecilia Wee - 2001 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (1):123 – 130.
    In Descartes's _Third Meditation, the mediator states that he may have unknown faculties that could cause his ideas of corporeal things. His proof of the external world in the _Sixth Meditation, however, clearly relies on the assumption that he does not have such unknown faculties. This paper examines Lex Newman's attempt to resolve this apparent inconsistency. I argue that the attempt is not altogether successful.
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    Descartes' Proof of the External World.James D. Stuart - 1986 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 3 (1):19 - 28.
    I argue that descartes' doubting of the external world does not rest on doubting the truth of clear and distinct ideas. in fact, he denies that we clearly and distinctly perceive the "existence" of material things. thus, their existence is not established through the validation of such ideas and we can understand why descartes' argument for their existence takes the form it does. i suggest that dreams lead him to conclude that the existence of material things is not (...)
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    The Problem of the External World: D. W. Hamlyn.D. W. Hamlyn - 1988 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 24:1-29.
    Heidegger says concerning the question of the possibility of a proof of the existence of an external world that ‘the “scandal of philosophy” is not that this proof has yet to be given, but that such proofs are expected and attempted again and again ’. Heidegger thinks this because our being is in the world, and this is something which Descartes for one failed to appreciate. I am not concerned here to answer the question whether (...)
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  23. Molyneux's Question and the Idea of an External World.Naomi M. Eilan - 1993 - In Spatial Representation. Cambridge: Blackwell.
     
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  24. 10. Sir William Hamilton’s View of the Different Theories Respecting the Belief in an External World.John StuartHG Mill - 1979 - In An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy: Volume 9. University of Toronto Press. pp. 149-176.
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  25. 11. The Psychological Theory of the Belief in an External World.John StuartHG Mill - 1979 - In An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy: Volume 9. University of Toronto Press. pp. 177-187.
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  26. On the Existence of an External World.William Barrett - 1939 - Journal of Philosophy 36 (13):346-354.
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    Experimental Evidence for the Existence of an External World.Eric Schwitzgebel & Alan T. Moore - 2015 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (3):564--582.
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    Induction of an External World.Wilmot V. Metcalf - 1938 - Philosophy of Science 5 (3):354-358.
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    Symposium: Origin of the Perception of an External World.Shadworth H. Hodgson, B. Bosanquet & David G. Ritchie - 1891 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2 (1):26 - 43.
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  30. Symposium—Origin of the Perception of an External World.Shadworth H. Hodgson, B. Bosanquet & David G. Ritchie - 1892 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1:26-43.
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  31. Newman and the Proof of the External World in Descartes's Meditations.C. Wee - 2001 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (1):123-130.
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    Hume and Belief in the Existence of an External World.Michael J. Costa - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 32:99-112.
  33. Knowledge and Scepticism: The Role of Radical Doubt Regarding the Existence of an External World.A. Newen - 2003 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 110 (1):59-73.
     
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  34. Clavis Universalis: Or, a New Inquiry After Truth: Being a Demonstration of the Non-Existence, or Impossibility, of an External World: 1713.Arthur Collier - 1713 - Garland.
  35. Hume and Belief in the Existence of an External World.Michael J. Costa - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 32:99-112.
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  36. The Quasi-Error of the External World: An Essay for Thomas A. Sebeok, in Memoriam This Essay is to Be Found in the Proceedings Publication of the Society, Edited by Scott Simpkins and John Deely Semiotics 2001 (New York, Ottawa, Toronto: Legas Press, 2002). [REVIEW]J. Deely - 2001 - American Journal of Semiotics 17 (4):477-509.
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    Review of Fred Wilson, The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and Defence[REVIEW]Kevin Meeker - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
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  38. The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and a Defence.Fred Wilson (ed.) - 2008 - University of Toronto Press.
     
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    Perception and Basic Beliefs: Zombies, Modules, and the Problem of the External World.Jack Lyons - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Perception and Basic Beliefs brings together an important treatment of these major epistemological topics and provides a positive solution to the traditional problem of the external world.
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    Reichenbach's Cubical Universe and the Problem of the External World.Elliott Sober - 2011 - Synthese 181 (1):3 - 21.
    This paper is a sympathetic critique of the argument that Reichenbach develops in Chap. 2 of Experience and Prediction for the thesis that sense experience justifies belief in the existence of an external world. After discussing his attack on the positivist theory of meaning, I describe the probability ideas that Reichenbach presents. I argue that Reichenbach begins with an argument grounded in the Law of Likelihood but that he then endorses a different argument that involves prior probabilities. I (...)
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    External-World Skepticism in Classical India: The Case of Vasubandhu.Ethan Mills - 2017 - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 7 (3):147-172.
    _ Source: _Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 147 - 172 The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu has seldom been considered in conjunction with the problem of external-world skepticism despite the fact that his text, _Twenty Verses_, presents arguments from ignorance based on dreams. In this article, an epistemological phenomenalist interpretation of Vasubandhu is supported in opposition to a metaphysical idealist interpretation. On either interpretation, Vasubandhu gives an invitation to the problem of external-world skepticism, although his final conclusion (...)
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    Smells, Exemplars and Evidence: Smelling Knowledge of the External World.Keith Lehrer - forthcoming - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy:1-21.
    Conscious experience of the sensation of smell provides exemplars of the sensation exhibiting to us what it is like. These exemplars of experiences can become vehicles or terms of representation and meaning. I call this exemplar representation and the process exemplarization. The notion of exemplarization is indebted to Hume and Goodman. I modify the notion here to apply to the sensation of smell. Exemplar representation differs from verbal representation because the exemplar, like a sample, exhibits what the represented items smell (...)
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    Knowledge of the External World.Bruce Aune - 1991 - Routledge.
    Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune (...)
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    Fichte’s Deduction of the External World.Gabriel Gottlieb - 2015 - International Philosophical Quarterly 55 (2):217-234.
    The essay provides a new interpretation of Fichte’s deduction of the external world that considers the argument to be motivated not by epistemic concerns but by concerns about the possibility of freedom. In defending this view, I critically examine Frederick Beiser’s reconstruction of Fichte’s deduction, which characterizes the argument as refuting external world skepticism, exactly the threat by which Fichte is not troubled. I claim that Fichte is troubled by ethical skepticism, the view that the freedom (...)
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  45. Knowledge of the External World.Bruce Aune - 2014 - Routledge.
    Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune (...)
     
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    External World Skepticism, Confidence and Psychologism About the Problem of Priors.Sharon Berry - manuscript
    In this paper I will draw attention to an important route to external world skepticism, which I will call confidence skepticism. I will argue that we can defang confidence skepticism (though not a meeker ‘argument from might’ which has got some attention in the 20th century literature on external world skepticism) by adopting a partially psychologistic answer to the problem of priors. And I will argue that certain recent work in the epistemology of mathematics and logic (...)
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  47. Perception and Basic Beliefs: Zombies, Modules and the Problem of the External World.Jack C. Lyons - 2009 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Perception is our main source of epistemic access to the outside world. Perception and Basic Beliefs addresses two central questions in epistemology: which beliefs are epistemologically basic and where does perception end and inferential cognition begin. Jack Lyons offers a highly externalist theory, arguing that what makes a belief a basic belief or a perceptual belief is determined by the nature of the cognitive system, or module, that produced the beliefs. On this view, the sensory experiences that typically accompany (...)
     
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  48. Our Knowledge of the External World.Bertrand Russell - 1929 - Routledge.
    _Our Knowledge of the External World _is_ _a compilation of lectures Bertrand Russell delivered in the US in which he questions the very relevance and legitimacy of philosophy. In it he investigates the relationship between ‘individual’ and ‘scientific’ knowledge and questions the means in which we have come to understand our physical world. This is an explosive and controversial work that illustrates instances where the claims of philosophers have been excessive, and examines why their achievements have not (...)
     
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  49. Our Knowledge of the External World.Bertrand Russell - 1929 - Routledge.
    _Our Knowledge of the External World _is_ _a compilation of lectures Bertrand Russell delivered in the US in which he questions the very relevance and legitimacy of philosophy. In it he investigates the relationship between ‘individual’ and ‘scientific’ knowledge and questions the means in which we have come to understand our physical world. This is an explosive and controversial work that illustrates instances where the claims of philosophers have been excessive, and examines why their achievements have not (...)
     
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    What's Within? Can the Internal Structure of Perception Be Derived From Regularities of the External World?Rainer Mausfeld - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):689-690.
    Shepard's approach is regarded as an attempt to rescue, within an evolutionary perspective, an empiricist theory of mind. Contrary to this, I argue that the structure of perceptual representations is essentially co-determined by internal aspects and cannot be understood if we confine our attention to the physical side of perception, however appropriately we have chosen our vocabulary for describing the external world. Furthermore, I argue that Kubovy and Epstein's “more modest interpretation” of Shepard's ideas on motion perception is (...)
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