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Epistemic Justification and the Skeptical Challenge


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 1-3
  3. Epistemic Justification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-6
    2. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 7-35
    3. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 60-82
  4. The Skeptical Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-84
    2. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 85-97
    3. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 98-121
    4. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 122-138
  5. Meeting the Skeptical Challenge?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-140
    2. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 141-156
    3. Hamid Vahid
      Pages 157-180
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 216-236

About this book


This book explores the concept of epistemic justification and our understanding of the problem of skepticism. Providing critical examination of key responses to the skeptical challenge, Hamid Vahid presents a theory which is shown to work alongside the internalism/externalism issue and the thesis of semantic externalism, with a deontological conception of justification at its core.


concept knowledge semantic skepticism underdetermination understanding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Fundamental Sciences (IPM)Iran

About the authors

HAMID VAHID is Professor of Philosophy and the Head of the Analytic Philosophy Faculty at the Institute for Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He has published work in several journals including Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research,Synthese, Erkenntnis, European Journal of Philosophy, Kant-Studien, Metaphilosophy and Ratio.

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