Knowledge and Skepticism

Knowledge and Skepticism Book Reviews / International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 1 (2011) 151–157 155 Knowledge and Skepticism . Edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Pp. 367. Hardback, ISBN: 978-0-262- 01408-3; paperback, ISBN: 978-0-262-51396-8. Th is edited volume collects (descendants of ) fourteen select papers presented at the 2004 Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, along with an introduction by the editors. Appearing as it does six years later, not all of the work is state of the art, but some of it still is, and much of it is still worthy of consideration. Th e volume lacks a unifying focus. It is most suitable for researchers working in contemporary epistemology; it would not be ideal as a text in a graduate course; it would be unsuitable as a text for undergraduates. In what follows, I briefl y describe each paper’s central aim, and then focus in a bit more detail on three of them. In “Knowledge and Conclusive Evidence,” David Hemp defends the Dretskean thesis that if you know P based on evidence, then your evidence must be conclusive, by which he means “evidence that shows that” P is true. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal for the Study of Skepticism Brill

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BRILL
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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
2210-5697
eISSN
2210-5700
D.O.I.
10.1163/221057011X590269
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Book Reviews / International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 1 (2011) 151–157 155 Knowledge and Skepticism . Edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Pp. 367. Hardback, ISBN: 978-0-262- 01408-3; paperback, ISBN: 978-0-262-51396-8. Th is edited volume collects (descendants of ) fourteen select papers presented at the 2004 Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, along with an introduction by the editors. Appearing as it does six years later, not all of the work is state of the art, but some of it still is, and much of it is still worthy of consideration. Th e volume lacks a unifying focus. It is most suitable for researchers working in contemporary epistemology; it would not be ideal as a text in a graduate course; it would be unsuitable as a text for undergraduates. In what follows, I briefl y describe each paper’s central aim, and then focus in a bit more detail on three of them. In “Knowledge and Conclusive Evidence,” David Hemp defends the Dretskean thesis that if you know P based on evidence, then your evidence must be conclusive, by which he means “evidence that shows that” P is true. In

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

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