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Essays on Skepticism$
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Anthony Brueckner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199585861

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.001.0001

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The Structure of the Skeptical Argument

The Structure of the Skeptical Argument

(p.319) 29 The Structure of the Skeptical Argument
Essays on Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the question whether the standard closure-based sceptical argument requires the assumption of a second epistemic principle, an ‘underdetermination principle’, which could drive a sceptical argument that does not require closure. The question is raised: Is the underdetermination principle equivalent to closure?

Keywords:   closure, underdetermination, justification, favouring, evidence

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