Metaepistemology and Skepticism (Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory) (Paperback)

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In this excellent treatment of the internalism-externalism debate in contemporary epistemology, Richard Fumerton explores its implications for traditional skeptical concerns. When one fully understands these implications, Fumerton argues, one will see philosophical usefulness of a foundationalism relying on acquaintance. Contending that the externalist response to skepticism is too quick and easy, Fumerton defends a version of internalism, but in doing so puts into stark relief the radically different alternatives for dealing with skepticism that our metaepistemological views force upon us.

About the Author


Richard A. Fumerton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Metaphysical and Epistemological Problems of Perception and Reason and Morality: A Defense of the Egocentric Perspective


Product Details
ISBN: 9780847681075
ISBN-10: 0847681076
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 21st, 1995
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory