Über den Autor
Allan Hazlett is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Part I: Skepticism 1. The Skeptical Persuasion 2. The Mode from Dispute 3. Our Inirm Understanding 4. Our Darkened Intellect Part II: Anti-Skepticism 5. The Moorean Persuasion 6. Nonclosure 7. Skepticism and Language Part III: New Directions 8. Beyond Propositional Knowledge 9. Skepsis and Praxis Bibliography Index
Skepticism remains a central and defining issue in epistemology, and in the wider tradition of Western philosophy. To better understand the contemporary position of this important philosophical subject, Allan Hazlett introduces a range of topics, including: . Ancient skepticism . skeptical arguments in the work of Hume and Descartes . Cartesian skepticism in contemporary epistemology . anti-skeptical strategies, including Mooreanism, nonclosure, and contextualism . additional varieties of skepticism . the practical consequences of Cartesian skepticism Presenting a comprehensive survey of the key problems, arguments, and theories, together with additional readings, A Critical Introduction to Skepticism is an ideal guide for students and scholars looking to understand how skepticism is shaping epistemology today.
A comprehensive introductory survey of the skeptical problems, arguments, and responses at the centre of contemporary epistemology.