Classy Pyrrhonism

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This essay invokes a technical framework of contrast classes within which Pyrrhonians can accept (or deny) knowledge claims that are relativized to specific contrast classes, but avoid all unrelativized knowledge claims and all presuppositions about which contrast classes are really relevant. Pyrrhonians can then assert part of the content of everyday knowledge claims without privileging the everyday perspective or any other perspective. This framework provides a precise way to understand the central claims of neo- Pyrrhonism while avoiding most, if not all, of the problems and objections raised by its critics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • May 1, 2006

Book Title

  • Pyrrhonian Skepticism

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0195169727

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780195169720

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/0195169727.003.0011

Citation Source

  • Scopus