Phil 301 Reaction paper 4

Phil 301 Reaction paper 4 - Catherine Howard Cah3459 3/1/10...

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Catherine Howard Cah3459 3/1/10 11:44 PM 14.3 Sextus Empiricus’s Skepticism Main Ideas -Truth -Dogmatists believe they can discover it -Academics treat it as inapprehensible -Skeptics keep on searching -Opposing to every proposition an equal proposition -Sense of fallibility of human judgment -Sextus Empiricus was a skeptic- His thesis was that knowledge is impossible -We can’t tell what is really in the object and what was contributed by our own cognitive faculties -We should suspend judgment -What criteria can there be for justifying our beliefs? -The criterion of the Skeptics is the appearance; self-presentation -Is the object in reality such as it appears to be -Our sense contradict each other when referring to the nature or essence of things -Our own immediate sensations are no guide to objective circumstances -10 Modes of Suspension of Judgment -Perceptions vary according to: -Variety in Animals -We aren’t competent judges because we’re involved in the dispute -Differences in Human Beings -Different Structures of the Organs of Sense
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2010 for the course PHL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Phil 301 Reaction paper 4 - Catherine Howard Cah3459 3/1/10...

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