Cartesian Scepticism and Inference to the Best Explanation

  title={Cartesian Scepticism and Inference to the Best Explanation},
  author={Jonathan Vogel},
CARTESIAN SKEPTICISM AND INFERENCE TO THE BEST EXPLANATION* T he problem of skepticism about the external world, or Cartesian skepticism, has its roots in the underdetermination of theory by evidence. We each adopt a body of common-sense beliefs about the world which answers to our sensory experience. In principle, however, the beliefs we base on that experience are subject to underdetermination, and we can devise radical alternatives to the common-sense account. Such alternatives take the form… Expand
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