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Against Piecemeal Skepticism

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Rather than advancing a global skeptical hypothesis, Anthony Brueckner and Jon Altschul construct a skeptical strategy in which they posit a plurality of skeptical hypotheses for distinct propositions that someone claims to know. I show that such “piecemeal” skepticism fails, suggesting that the skeptic is better off sticking with a global skeptical hypothesis.

Affiliations: 1: Claremont McKenna College,


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1. Brueckner A. ,& Altschul J. ,. ( 2010). “ "Terms of Envatment",” 174176in Brueckner A. , Essays on Skepticism . Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Crossref]
2. Putnam H. ( 1981). Reason, Truth, and History . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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