Scepticism and Perceptual Justification

2014.11.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dylan Dodd and Elia Zardini (eds.), Scepticism and Perceptual Justification, Oxford University Press, 2014, 363pp., $74.00 (hbk),
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2014.11.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dylan Dodd and Elia Zardini (eds.), Scepticism and Perceptual Justification, Oxford University Press, 2014, 363pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199658343. Reviewed by Kelly Becker, University of New Mexico This is a volume of excellent new essays whose arguments and ideas were test-run at events organized by the Basis Knowledge Project, housed primarily at St. Andrews, and whose Principal Investigator was Crispin Wright. One can orient oneself to the action that animates this book by reflecting on possible responses to Moore's "Proof of an External World." (1) Here are two hands. (2) If hands exist, then there is an external world. (3) Therefore, there is an external world (and thus I'm not subject to a massive deception). Mooreanism is the position that the proof is sound, that its presenter knows that it's sound -- that it is valid and has true premises -- and that thereby its presenter can gain justification. . .

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