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The sceptic's tools: circularity and infinite regress

Jan Willem Wieland UGent (2011) PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS. 40(3). p.359-369
abstract
Important sceptical arguments by Sextus Empiricus, Hume and Boghossian (concerning disputes, induction, and relativism respectively) are based on circularities and infinite regresses. Yet, philosophers’ practice does not keep circularities and infinite regresses clearly apart. In this metaphilosophical paper I show how circularity and infinite regress arguments can be made explicit, and shed light on two powerful tools of the sceptic.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
scepticism, circularity, infinite regress, schema
journal title
PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS
Philos. Pap.
volume
40
issue
3
issue title
The problem of the criterion
pages
359 - 369
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299808000007
ISSN
0556-8641
DOI
10.1080/05568641.2011.634246
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1980018
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1980018
date created
2012-01-06 14:48:15
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:53:40
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  abstract     = {Important sceptical arguments by Sextus Empiricus, Hume and Boghossian (concerning disputes, induction,  and relativism respectively) are based on circularities and infinite regresses. Yet, philosophers{\textquoteright} practice does not keep circularities and infinite regresses clearly apart. In this metaphilosophical paper I show how circularity and infinite regress arguments can be made explicit, and shed light on two powerful tools of the sceptic.},
  author       = {Wieland, Jan Willem},
  issn         = {0556-8641},
  journal      = {PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS},
  keyword      = {scepticism,circularity,infinite regress,schema},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {359--369},
  title        = {The sceptic's tools: circularity and infinite regress},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568641.2011.634246},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Wieland, Jan Willem. 2011. “The Sceptic’s Tools: Circularity and Infinite Regress.” Philosophical Papers 40 (3): 359–369.
APA
Wieland, J. W. (2011). The sceptic’s tools: circularity and infinite regress. PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS, 40(3), 359–369.
Vancouver
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Wieland JW. The sceptic’s tools: circularity and infinite regress. PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS. 2011;40(3):359–69.
MLA
Wieland, Jan Willem. “The Sceptic’s Tools: Circularity and Infinite Regress.” PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS 40.3 (2011): 359–369. Print.