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date: 28 January 2021

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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.

Keywords: skeptical hypotheses, error theories, truths, ruling-out requirement, liveness-worthy premise

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