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|Title:||Agniology Revisited or Why We Should Interpret All of Our Knowledge -- Claims in Belief-Contexts|
|Authors:||Flynn, Patrick T.|
|Advisor:||Griffin, N. J.|
|Abstract:||<p>This thesis is an introductory investigation into the logic of scepticism -- at least what I have chosen to call scepticism -- the contention that our everyday presumption that there is such a thing as a purely objective knowledge is a mere pipe dream. Throughout the thesis I defend such a sceptical thesis, making use of classical sceptical counter-hypotheses, but with a special emphasis on the under-lying arguments hidden behind such hypotheses. For this reason the essay, at points, becomes rather technical (logically), and I can only offer my readers my apologies for these complexities. It was my hope in writing this thesis to convince my readers of the unmitigated reasonableness of the brand of "scepticism", which I have purported in this essay. Having completed the writing, I have my doubts as to whether I have succeeded in this task. I feel, however, that the weakness lies not in the argument, but in my failure to present the argument in its most persuasive attire.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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