Philosophical Studies

, Volume 143, Issue 3, pp 397–405

Sosa on scepticism


DOI: 10.1007/s11098-009-9342-5

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Brown, J. Philos Stud (2009) 143: 397. doi:10.1007/s11098-009-9342-5


 In my remarks, I discuss Sosa's attempt to deal with the sceptical threat posed by dreaming. Sosa explores two replies to the problem of dreaming scepticism. First, he argues that, on the imagination model of dreaming, dreaming does not threaten the safety of our beliefs. Second, he argues that knowledge does not require safety, but a weaker condition which is not threatened by dreaming skepticism. I raise questions about both elements of his reply.


SosaScepticismDreamingVirtue epistemology

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of PhilosophyUniversity of St AndrewsSt Andrews, FifeScotland, UK