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Alice Ambrose on Skepticism - Dictionary of Arguments

Stroud I 89
Skepticism/Ambrose/Malcolm/Stroud: both: skepticism cannot be refuted empirically. Ambrose's thesis: The skepticism cannot even describe what kind of thing would be proof of a "thing of the outside world". Therefore, the sentence "nobody knows if things exist" cannot be falsified. AmbroseVsSkepticism: skepticism cannot help but be aware of the things it talks about.
I 91
For example, when he says "I know I have three bucks in my pocket" he talks about something possible! ((s) If he thought it was impossible, he would not be a skeptic) - He admits that it is not necessarily a falsehood to use the language this way.
AmbroseVsMoore: can therefore not show that skepticism uses the language wrongly.
VsMoore: argues as if the phrase "no one knows whether hands exist" was a necessary truth.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Ambrose, Alice
Stroud I
B. Stroud
The Significance of philosophical scepticism Oxford 1984

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