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date: 18 February 2019

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This article examines the key responses to internalism and skepticism. There are three primary internalist responses to skepticism, namely, apriorism, dogmatism, and explanationism. This article suggests that explanationism is the best response because we are justified on explanatory grounds in believing that skeptical hypotheses are false and that our ordinary beliefs about the world are, by and large, true. It discusses the veridicality principles and concludes that explanationism is the solution to the problem of skepticism about the external world.

Keywords: internalism, skepticism, apriorism, dogmatism, explanationism, skeptical hypotheses, veridicality principles, external world

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