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Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing

Duncan Pritchard

Abstract

This book offers a completely new solution to the ancient philosophical problem of radical skepticism—the challenge of explaining how it is possible to have knowledge of a world external to us. The book argues that the key to resolving this puzzle is to realize that it is composed of two logically distinct problems, each requiring its own solution. The book then puts forward solutions to both problems. To that end, the book offers a new reading of Wittgenstein's account of the structure of rational evaluation and demonstrates how this provides an elegant solution to one aspect of the skeptical ... More

Keywords: radical skepticism, rational evaluation, contemporary epistemology, world, knowledge, epistemological disjunctivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691167237
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167237.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Pritchard, author
University of Edinburgh