The self-defeating character of skepticism

  title={The self-defeating character of skepticism},
  author={Douglas C. Long},
An important source of doubt about our knowledge of the "external world" is the thought that all of our sensory experience could be delusive without our realizing it. For all I know, my life could be only a coherent dream in which objects and other people do not really exist. Such wholesale questioning of the deliverances of all forms of perception seems to leave us no resources for successfully justifying our belief in the existence of an objective world beyond our subjective experiences. Not… CONTINUE READING


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