Noûs 38 (2):299–325 (2004)

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Alex Byrne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The sceptic about the external world presents us with a paradox: an apparently acceptable argument for an apparently unacceptable conclusion—that we do not know anything about the external world. Some paradoxes, for instance the liar and the sorites, are very hard. The defense of a purported solution to either of these two inevitably deploys the latest in high-tech philosophical weaponry. On the other hand, some paradoxes are not at all hard, and may be resolved without much fuss. They do not contain profound lessons about the human condition. Where should we place the sceptical paradoxes?
Keywords Scepticism   Epistemology
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2004.00471.x
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