Does Russells argument successfully refute external world skepticism?

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Philosophy

 

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Cynthia C

 

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September 6, 2013

 

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The following is a sceptic's argument for infallibility: 1) If you know something, then you can't be wrong about it. 2) You can always be wrong about anything So, you never know anything This argument can be interpreted in many ways, I will consider one possible way: 1) If you know p then not possibly ( you believe p and p is false) 2) But it is possible( that you believe p and p is false) Therefore you don't know p...
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Descartes however establishes that there are some things that are indubitable. He re-assesses all his previous beliefs and finally comes to the conclusion that even though many things can be doubted, the fact that he exists cannot be indubitable. He has knowledge of his own mind and nothing can convince him otherwise...
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