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Lecture Notes - Goal of epistemology is to find out what...

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Goal of epistemology is to find out what knowledge is and if we can really obtain it. Knowledge as we know it is a true, justified, belief. The external world is anything that can exist outside of the mind. Things in the external world can be created from the internal world but once it has been created it is officially external. Descartes and Stroud both claim that we can have no knowledge that anything in the external world actually exists. 1. The Skeptic and its importance a. Skeptic says that everything you think you know you don’t b. Skeptic makes and interesting claim and one that must be acknowledged because we want to have knowledge but here we have someone who says that we do not. c. Stroud says it would be disastrous if the Skeptic is correct but he apparently seems to agree with the Skeptic. d. If the skeptic is right it seems that it is going to be VERY difficult to figure out what knowledge is and how we obtain it. 2.
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