The Skeptic and the Dogmatist

  title={The Skeptic and the Dogmatist},
  author={James Pryor},
Dans la cadre du debat sur la perception du monde exterieur qui oppose le scepticisme et le faillibilisme, l'A. defend une position dogmatique inspiree de l'epistemologie antisceptique de G. E. Moore. Adoptant un modele propositionnel de l'experience, l'A. developpe une approche positive de la justification de la perception. 
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Silins’s Liberalism
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reason to expect that they should succumb to a uniform treatment. My concern here is with the large but not comprehensive group of sceptical arguments that make play with a purportedly undetectable
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    Canadian Journal of Philosophy
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The central problem of epistemology is to give an account of when beliefs are justified. Traditional epistemological theories are ‘internalist’ in the sense that they make justification entirely a
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This sequel to Lycan's Consciousness (1987) continues the elaboration of his general functionalist theory of consciousness, answers the critics of his earlier work, and expands the range of
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