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Det där är ingen icke-zebra!: epistemisk-deduktiv slutenhet och skepticism
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Departing from Fred Dretske’s groundbreaking article, this essay explore the epistemic closure principle: the principle that states that knowledge is closed under known implication. It also explores the relationship to skepticism, various attempts to challenge and defend the principle, as well as developing a new perspective where the skeptical premise is seen as an a priori justified tautology that can be overriden by a posteriori experience. I argue that Dretske’s illuminating example makes it clear that there is an unescapable choice between either rejecting a skeptical premise  however intuitive it may seem  or inextricably having to admit a skeptical conclusion. 

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2011. , 25 p.
Keyword [sv]
epistemologi, logik, epistemisk slutenhet, skepticism, a priori, tautologi
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52691OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-52691DiVA: diva2:506643
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-05-22 Created: 2012-02-29 Last updated: 2012-05-22Bibliographically approved

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