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The Power and Value of Philosophical Skepticism Jeffrey P. Whitman

The Power and Value of Philosophical Skepticism

Jeffrey P. Whitman

Published July 18th 1996
ISBN : 9780847682331
Paperback
118 pages
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How should we react to philosophical skepticism? Whitman answers this question by examining analytic and post-analytic responses to the problem. He tests analytic theories of knowledge (foundationalism, coherentalism, and reliabilism) and theMoreHow should we react to philosophical skepticism? Whitman answers this question by examining analytic and post-analytic responses to the problem. He tests analytic theories of knowledge (foundationalism, coherentalism, and reliabilism) and the post-analytic responses of Donald Davidson and Richard Rorty against skeptical arguments. Whitman concludes that embracing a theoretical version of philosophical skepticism has advantages over post-analytic responses both in the realm of philosophical inquiry and in everyday life.