Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Skepticism: is an expression for the more or less well-formulated view that perceptual subjects cannot in principle have any security with regard to their knowledge about the external world. The doubts about the reliability of the sensory organs can be extended to doubts about the existence of an external world, if the possibility of a fundamental deception, for example by a permanent dream, is accepted. See also verification, evidence, perception, certainty, Moore's hands, solipsism.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Anscombe, G. E. M. Skepticism   Anscombe, G. E. M.
Austin, J.L. Skepticism   Austin, J.L.
Berkeley, G. Skepticism   Berkeley, G.
Black, Max Skepticism   Black, Max
Bubner, R. Skepticism   Bubner, R.
Burge, Tyler Skepticism   Burge, Tyler
Carnap, Rudolf Skepticism   Carnap, Rudolf
Cavell, Stanley Skepticism   Cavell, Stanley
Chalmers, David Skepticism   Chalmers, David
Clarke, Th. Skepticism   Clarke, Th.
Danto, Arthur C. Skepticism   Danto, Arthur C.
Davidson, Donald Skepticism   Davidson, Donald
Descartes, R. Skepticism   Descartes, R.
Dummett, Michael Skepticism   Dummett, Michael
Frege, Gottlob Skepticism   Frege, Gottlob
Frith, Chris Skepticism   Frith, Chris
Hintikka, J. Skepticism   Hintikka, J.
Hume, D. Skepticism   Hume, D.
James, W. Skepticism   James, W.
Kant, I. Skepticism   Kant, I.
Kripke, Saul Aaron Skepticism   Kripke, Saul Aaron
McGinn, Colin Skepticism   McGinn, Colin
Nagel, Thomas Skepticism   Nagel, Thomas
Nozick, Robert Skepticism   Nozick, Robert
Quine, Willard Van Orman Skepticism   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Skepticism   Rorty, Richard
Searle, John R. Skepticism   Searle, John R.
Stroud, Barry Skepticism   Stroud, Barry
Wittgenstein, L. Skepticism   Wittgenstein, L.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-22