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Citizen Skeptic: Cicero’s Academic Republicanism (pages 275–285)

Scott Aikin ABSTRACT: The skeptical challenge to politics is that if knowledge is in short supply and it is a condition for the proper use of political power, then there is very little just politics. Cicero’s Republicanism is posed as a program for political legitimacy wherein both citizens and their states are far from ideal. The result is a form ... Read More »

Skeptical Thoughts Concerning Explanationism and Skepticism (pages 77-87)

Clayton Littlejohn ABSTRACT: According to the explanationist, we can rely on inference to best explanation to justifiably believe familiar skeptical hypotheses are false. On this view, commonsense beliefs about the existence and character of familiar, medium-sized dry goods provides the best explanation of our evidence and so justifies our belief that we’re not brains-in-vats. This explanationist approach seems prima facie plausible ... Read More »

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