The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

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OUP Oxford, Jul 5, 1984 - Architecture - 277 pages
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This book raises questions about the nature of philosophy by examining the source and significance of one central philosophical problem: how can we know anything about the world around us? Stroud discusses and criticizes the views of such philosophers as Descartes, Kant, J.L. Austin, G.E. Moore, R. Carnap, W.V. Quine, and others.
 

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Contents

The Problem of the External World
1
Philosophical Scepticism and Everyday Life
39
Internal and External
83
Empirical and Transcendental
128
Meaningful and Meaningless
170
Naturalized Epistemology
209
The Quest for a Diagnosis
255
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Barry Stroud is at University of California, Berkeley.

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