Common Sense as Evidence: Against Revisionary Ontology and Skepticism

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMidwest Studies in Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationTruth and its Deformities
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781405191456
StatePublished - Apr 17 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Common sense - not fixed, the very kinds of things which "everyone knows"
  • Common sense as evidence: against revisionary ontology and skepticism
  • Defence of common sense -the proposition that significant number of people have lived on the surface of the earth
  • Dogmatism paradox - genuine philosophical puzzle
  • Legal rules of evidence - restrictions on admissibility of relevant evidence
  • Method of reflective equilibrium - conservative and not reactionary
  • Moderates - having something in common with Moorean targets
  • Special theory of relativity - deserves more credence than even the most sophisticated systematic theories in contemporary ontology
  • nonepistemic - ultimate rationale for setting aside apparently relevant evidence usually


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