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Scepticism as a fundamental problem of epistemology


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Ferenc, Maja. (2016). Scepticism as a fundamental problem of epistemology. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Mikulić, Borislav].

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This paper will deal with scepticism concerning the external world; especially with the issues whether we can perceive (and thus claim) that external world really exists. Although cognition is the basic term in modern scepticism it is necessary to mention his (indirect) predecessor – ancient scepticism. Therefore, the introduction will consist of the basic features of scepticism as a philosophical position; in addition, it will throw light on the difference between the ancient and modern scepticism. The only link between these two types is in the very meaning of the word scepticism, while they are completely different in all other features. The third and the last part of the introductory discussion will serve as an introduction to the main body of the paper – a text analysis of two philosophers, Barry Stroud and George Edward Moore. While Barry Stroud defends scepticism, George Edward Moore gives (possible) answer to a sceptical opinion focused on the problem of knowledge about the external world. Thus, the main body will be devoted to text’s analysis, while conclusion will consist of review, summarizing the arguments and own opinion about Stroud and Moore and philosophical scepticism in general.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scepticism, philosophical scepticism, ancient scepticism, academic scepticism, belief, modern scepticism, knowledge, methodical doubt, the external world, causality, transcedental idealism, consciousness, self-consciousness
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Mikulić, Borislav
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 12:08
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 12:08

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