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Warnock, 44–84. Oxford: Clarendon, 1961. A number of Austin’s writings have relevance to the problem of skepticism, but this is the piece that has had the most impact on the current debate. It has been particularly influential on relevant alternatives and contextualist approaches. ‣Cavell, Stanley. The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. Cavell draws on the work of Austin and Wittgenstein to offer a distinctive approach to the problem of skepticism.

2307/2653634 An important critical response to Brueckner 1994, arguing that, contra Brueckner, there is no important logical difference between underdetermination-based and closure-based skeptical arguments. ‣Pritchard, Duncan. 218 (2005): 37–52. x Offers a critical discussion of the literature on this topic, addressing Brueckner 1994 and Cohen 1998 in particular. ‣Vogel, Jonathan. 1 (2004): 426–455. x Offers an excellent taxonomy and discussion of the different ways in which the skeptical argument can be formulated.

Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. Essentially a defense of an anti-skeptical stance. Note that this article is responded to by Fumerton 2005, who offers a defense of the opposing position. Reading the two articles together thus provides a good sense of what is at issue in the debate regarding skepticism. ‣Williams, Michael. ” In The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology. Edited by John Greco and Ernest Sosa. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998. x This is a somewhat partisan introduction to the debate, but it is nonetheless a very useful account in that it offers an influential perspective on the issues, one informed from a broadly contextualist outlook on the problem.

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