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How not to Argue from Science to Skepticism

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For at least several decades, and arguably since the time of Descartes, it has been fashionable to offer scientific or quasi-scientific arguments for skepticism about human knowledge. I critique five attempts to argue for skeptical conclusions from the findings of science and scientifically informed common sense.

Affiliations: 1: Acadia University, smaitzen@acadiau.ca

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