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Putting Skeptics in their Place: The Nature of Skeptical Arguments and their Role in Philosophical Inquiry - Cambridge Studies in Philosophy (Hardback)
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Putting Skeptics in their Place: The Nature of Skeptical Arguments and their Role in Philosophical Inquiry - Cambridge Studies in Philosophy (Hardback)

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Hardback 282 Pages / Published: 22/05/2000
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This book, first published in 2000, is about the nature of skeptical arguments and their role in philosophical inquiry. John Greco delineates three main theses: that a number of historically prominent skeptical arguments make no obvious mistake, and therefore cannot be easily dismissed; that the analysis of skeptical arguments is philosophically useful and important, and should therefore have a central place in the methodology of philosophy; and that taking skeptical arguments seriously requires us to adopt an externalist, reliabilist epistemology. Greco argues that the importance of skeptical arguments is methodological. It is further argued that taking skeptical arguments seriously requires us to adopt a version of 'virtue epistemology', or a theory of knowledge that makes intellectual virtue central in the analysis of knowledge. The above methodology has consequences for moral and religious epistemology; in particular, a theory of moral perception is defended.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521772631
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm


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"...an important book...Greco's writing is crystal clear and the volume is well organized. It is impossible to get lost in a chapter and easy to see how each chapters fits into the progression of the essay. Furthermore, the volume is attractively produced with clean printing, notes at the foot, a solid bibliography, and a reasonable index." Philosophical Review
"Greco's book stands out...as one of the best books on skepticism in the last twenty years, earning it a place alongside Stroud's masterful The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism and Williams's already-lauted Unnatural Doubts. Any serious epistemologist, of any stripe or persuasion, would be benefited by reading it..." Review of Metaphysics

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