Scepticism and Epistemic Angst, Redux

Duncan Pritchard*

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Abstract

Part one offers a précis of my book, Epistemic Angst (Princeton UP, 2015), with particular focus on the themes discussed by the participants in this symposium. Part two then examines a number of topics raised in this symposium in light of this précis. These include how best to understand the ‘non-belief’ account of hinge epistemology, whether we should think of our hinge commitments as being a kind of procedural knowledge, whether hinge epistemology can be used to deal with underdetermination-based scepticism, what the status of my acceptance of the closure principle amounts to, whether one’s total evidence in fact supports our hinge commitments, and the nature of the kind of reasoning that Wittgenstein employs when advancing a hinge epistemology. Finally, I offer some remarks on the notion of epistemic risk in the context of the sceptical problematic, and show how this has application to legal epistemology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3635-3664
Number of pages30
JournalSynthese
Volume198
Early online date11 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epistemic Angst
  • Epistemological disjunctivism
  • Hinge epistemology
  • Radical Skepticism
  • Wittgenstein

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