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A refutation of global scepticism

Gemes, Ken (2009) A refutation of global scepticism. Analysis 69 (2), pp. 218-219. ISSN 0003-2638.

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Various possibilities, that one is dreaming, that one is being deceived by a deceitful demon, that one is a brain in the vat being stimulated to think one has a body and is in a regular world, have been invoked to show that all one's experience-based beliefs might be false. Descartes in Meditation I advises that in order not to lapse into his careless everyday view of things he, or at least his meditator, should pretend that all his experience-based beliefs, indeed all his...

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