Internalism About Justification and the Skeptic’s Dilemma

Erkenntnis 71 (3):361-375 (2009)
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I first argue that the skeptic needs an internalist conception of justification for her argument for skepticism. I then argue that the skeptic also needs to show that we do not have perceptual access to the world if her skepticism is to be a real threat to human knowledge of the world. This, I conclude, puts the skeptic in a dilemma, for internalist conceptions of justification presuppose that we have perceptual access to the world.

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Wai-hung Wong
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