Grazer Philosophische Studien 57 (1):7-15 (1999)

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Yakir Levin
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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According to one fairly standard reconstruction Descartes' Dream Argument has two crucial premises. The paper starts by analysing two important failed attempts, discussed by Barry Stroud and Mark Steiner, at justifying one of these premises. On this basis then an alternative is suggested to the line of interpretation assumed by these attempts which easily resolves the problems they face. It is shown that this alternative and its rivals are on a par with respect to the other crucial premise of the Dream Argument and that it is superior to the others in avoiding scepticism or infinite regress
Keywords Analytic Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0165-9227
DOI 10.5840/gps1999572
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