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Scepticism Comes Alive$
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Bryan Frances

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199282135

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199282137.001.0001

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Concluding Reflections

Concluding Reflections

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Scepticism Comes Alive

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The importance of what was argued in the book was evaluated, with comments on which elements are of lasting significance for epistemology as a discipline. Notions treated include epistemic deference, liveness of hypotheses, mere mortality with respect to a hypothesis, epistemic superiority, responsibility to one’s epistemic community, the epistemic significance of expert disagreement, epistemic externalism, and content externalism.

Keywords:   scepticism, epistemic deference, hypotheses, epistemic superiority, epistemic responsibility, epistemic community, experts, disagreement, epistemic externalism, content externalism

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