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Single Idea 19506

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / A. Justification Problems / 3. Internal or External / b. Pro-externalism]

Full Idea

Standard epistemic internalism faces an uphill struggle when it comes to dealing with radical scepticism, which points in favour of epistemic externalist neo-Mooreanism.


'Mooreanism' says common sense rebuts scepticism

Gist of Idea

Externalism is better than internalism in dealing with radical scepticism


Duncan Pritchard (Epistemological Disjunctivism [2012], 3.3)

Book Reference

Pritchard,Duncan: 'Epistemological Disjunctivism' [OUP 2012], p.119

A Reaction

I incline towards internalism. I deal with scepticism by being a fallibilist, and adding 'but you never know' to every knowledge claim, and then getting on with life.