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Scepticism, Knowledge, and Forms of Reasoning free pdf How do we address philosophical arguments whose conclusions contradict our commonsense knowledge? For example: a logically impeccable argument that concludes that you cannot know that you are at this very moment reading a description of a book of philosophy. That is the problem of philosophical scepticism. Scepticism, Knowledge, and Forms of Reasoning is an attempt to resolve how best to respond to such vexing arguments, a matter on which there is no consensus among contemporary philosophers. Rather than denying the premises of such arguments or simply declaring them invalid, John Koethe delves into what such arguments reveal about the nature of reasoning itself. He suggests that there is nothing straightforwardly wrong with sceptical arguments, and that in recognizing this while at the same time honoring our commonsense convictions about knowledge, we confront profound questions about the very nature of reasoning.

About John Koethe

John Koethe is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He was a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for Spring 2005. His many books include The Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought, also from Cornell, Poetry at One Remove: Essays, North Point North: New and Selected Poems, Falling Water, and the forthcoming Sally's Hair.

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Author : John Koethe
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Data Published : 21 December 2005
ISBN : 0801444322
EAN : 9780801444326
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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