- The Pyrrhonian Problematic
- The Problem of the Criterion
- Cartesian Skepticism: Arguments and Antecedents
- Hume's Skepticism
- Skepticism about the External World
- Skepticism about Induction
- Skepticism about A Priori Justification: Self‐Evidence, Defeasibility, and Cogito Propositions
- Moral Realism, Quasi Realism, and Skepticism
- Religious Skepticism
- Live Skeptical Hypotheses
- Berkeley's Treatment of Skepticism
- Kant's Response to Skepticism
- Reid's Response to the Skeptic
- Peirce and Skepticism
- Moore and Skepticism
- Austin's Way with Skepticism
- Wittgenstein on Certainty
- The Relativist Response to Radical Skepticism
- Ascriber Contextualism
- Sensitivity, Safety, and Antiluck Epistemology
- Closure and Alternative Possibilities
- Contemporary Responses to Agrippa's Trilemma
- Externalist Responses to Skepticism
- Internalist Responses to Skepticism
- Virtue‐Theoretic Responses to Skepticism
- Disjunctivism and Skepticism
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines some examples of live forms of skeptical hypotheses. It highlights some objections to the live skeptic's argument. These objections fall into two classes. First, there are reasons for thinking that we do not have to be able to rule out the error theories in order to know truths obviously inconsistent with them, and second, one can admit the ruling-out requirement but argue that it is actually pretty easy to do the ruling out. This article also discusses the liveness-mortality premise, the nature of live skepticism, and the real and academic threats of skepticism.
Bryan Frances is associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University.
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