Skepticism and a Foundation of Certainty

  • James W. Cornman
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 18)


The main task of Part I is to evaluate arguments for three instantiations of the skeptical schema which I have called ‘skeptical thesis M1S’, that is ‘moderate1 skepticism about ø’s.’


Probability Sense Preceding Argument Empirical Statement Skeptical Argument Probability Calculus 
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  1. 1.
    P. Unger, ‘A Defense of Skepticism’, Philosophical Review 80 (1971), 216CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    See P. Unger, ‘Two Types of Skepticism’, Philosophical Studies 25 (1974), 77–96CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    C.I. Lewis, ‘The Bases of Empirical Knowledge’, in Chisholm and Swartz (eds.), op. cit., p. 137Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    See Lewis, An Analysis of Knowledge and Valuation, pp. 303–306Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    N. Goodman, ‘Sense and Certainty’, Philosophical Review 61 (1952). Reprinted in Chisholm and Swartz (eds.), op.cit., p. 361Google Scholar

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