Putting Skeptics in their Place

The Nature of Skeptical Arguments and their Role in Philosophical Inquiry

Putting Skeptics in their Place

This book is about the nature of skeptical arguments and their role in philosophical inquiry. John Greco delineates three main theses: that a number of historically prominent skeptical arguments make no obvious mistake, and therefore cannot be easily dismissed; that the analysis of skeptical arguments is philosophically useful and important, and should therefore have a central place in the methodology of philosophy; and that taking skeptical arguments seriously requires us to adopt an externalist, reliabilist epistemology. This book will be of interest to professionals and graduate students in epistemology and moral philosophy.


"...an important book...Greco's writing is crystal clear and the volume is well organized. It is impossible to get lost in a chapter and easy to see how each chapters fits into the progression of the essay. Furthermore, the volume is attractively produced with clean printing, notes at the foot, a solid bibliography, and a reasonable index." Philosophical Review

"Greco's book stands out...as one of the best books on skepticism in the last twenty years, earning it a place alongside Stroud's masterful The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism and Williams's already-lauted Unnatural Doubts. Any serious epistemologist, of any stripe or persuasion, would be benefited by reading it..." Review of Metaphysics

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