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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT) 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)

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This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern. This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.

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pleasure | pleasure | desire | desire | satisfaction | satisfaction | objectivity | objectivity | environmentalism | environmentalism | animal rights | animal rights | immortality | immortality | egoism | egoism | skepticism | skepticism | relativism | relativism | toleration | toleration | utilitarianism | utilitarianism | deontology | deontology | virtue | virtue | moral theory | moral theory | global justice | global justice | equality | equality | social justice | social justice | race | race | gender | gender | poverty | poverty | sex | sex | welfare | welfare | freedom | freedom | famly | famly | vengeance | vengeance | retribution | retribution | reform | reform | punishment | punishment | prison | prison | body | body | Michel Foucault | Michel Foucault | John Stuart Mill | John Stuart Mill | death penalty | death penalty | gay marriage | gay marriage | sexuality | sexuality

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17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT) 17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT)

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This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Professors Joshua Cohen, Thomas Scanlon, and Amartya Sen. Readings are from Kant, Habermas, Rawls, Sen, Beitz, Nussbaum, Stiglitz, Ignatieff, Walzer, among others. This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Professors Joshua Cohen, Thomas Scanlon, and Amartya Sen. Readings are from Kant, Habermas, Rawls, Sen, Beitz, Nussbaum, Stiglitz, Ignatieff, Walzer, among others.

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norms of justice | norms of justice | interstate | interstate | political justice | political justice | economic justice | economic justice | human rights | human rights | skepticism about global justice | skepticism about global justice | global democracy | global democracy | intellectual property rights | intellectual property rights | nature of distributive justice | nature of distributive justice | pluralism and human rights | pluralism and human rights | rights to control borders | rights to control borders | Kant | Kant | Habermas | Habermas | Rawls | Rawls | Sen | Sen | Beitz | Beitz | Nussbaum | Nussbaum | Stiglitz | Stiglitz | Ignatieff | Ignatieff | 17.000 | 17.000 | 24.611 | 24.611

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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT) 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)

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This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern. This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.

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pleasure | pleasure | desire | desire | satisfaction | satisfaction | objectivity | objectivity | environmentalism | environmentalism | animal rights | animal rights | immortality | immortality | egoism | egoism | skepticism | skepticism | relativism | relativism | toleration | toleration | utilitarianism | utilitarianism | deontology | deontology | virtue | virtue | moral theory | moral theory | global justice | global justice | equality | equality | social justice | social justice | race | race | gender | gender | poverty | poverty | sex | sex | welfare | welfare | freedom | freedom | death penalty | death penalty | gay marriage | gay marriage | sexuality | sexuality | pornography | pornography | free speech | free speech | hate speech | hate speech

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1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy

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Part 1.1. Outlines the General Philosophy course, the various topics that will be discussed, and also, more importantly, the philosophical method that this course introduces to students. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | philosophy | skepticism | ontology | epistemology | scepticism | philosophy | skepticism | ontology

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1.4 From Galileo to Descartes

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Part 1.4. Outlines Galileo's revolutionary theories of astronomy and mechanical science and introduces Descartes' (the father of modern philosophy) ideas of philosophical scepticism. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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scepticism | descartes | meditations | philosophy | religion | aristotle | galileo | skepticism | astronomy | scepticism | descartes | meditations | philosophy | religion | aristotle | galileo | skepticism | astronomy

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4.1 Scepticism about the External World

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Part 4.1. Introduces the problem of how do we have knowledge of the world, how do we know what we perceive is in fact what is there? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | horizontal scepticism | perception | vertical scepticism | skepticism | external world | epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | horizontal scepticism | perception | vertical scepticism | skepticism | external world

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4.2 Possible Answers to External World Scepticism

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Part 4.2. Investigates some of the possible solutions to Descartes' sceptical problem of the external world, looking at G.E Moore's response, among others, to the problem. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | reason | logic | skepticism | moore | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | reason | logic | skepticism | moore

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4.3 Cartesian Dualism

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Part 4.3. Introduces Descartes' idea of dualism, that there is a separation between the mind and the body, as well as some of the philosophical issues surrounding this idea. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | mind | truth | skepticism | dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | mind | truth | skepticism

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4.4 The Mind-Body Problem

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Part 4.4. Looks at some of the modern responses to Cartesian Dualism including Gilbert Ryle's and G. Strawson's responses to the idea. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | mind | ryle | truth | skepticism | strawson | dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | mind | ryle | truth | skepticism | strawson

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5.1 Introduction to Knowledge

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Part 5.1. Looks at the problem of knowledge; how can we know what we know, three types of knowledge and A J Ayer's two conditions for knowledge. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism | epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism

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5.2 The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge

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Part 5.2. Explores the idea of conscious and unconscious knowledge (should a person know that they know something or does it not matter?) and the theory of justification of propositions and beliefs. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism | infinite regress | belief | epistemology | scepticism | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism | infinite regress | belief

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1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy

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Part 1.1. Outlines the General Philosophy course, the various topics that will be discussed, and also, more importantly, the philosophical method that this course introduces to students. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | philosophy | skepticism | ontology | epistemology | scepticism | philosophy | skepticism | ontology

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1.4 From Galileo to Descartes

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Part 1.4. Outlines Galileo's revolutionary theories of astronomy and mechanical science and introduces Descartes' (the father of modern philosophy) ideas of philosophical scepticism. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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scepticism | descartes | meditations | philosophy | religion | aristotle | galileo | skepticism | astronomy | scepticism | descartes | meditations | philosophy | religion | aristotle | galileo | skepticism | astronomy

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4.1 Scepticism about the External World

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Part 4.1. Introduces the problem of how do we have knowledge of the world, how do we know what we perceive is in fact what is there? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | horizontal scepticism | perception | vertical scepticism | skepticism | external world | epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | horizontal scepticism | perception | vertical scepticism | skepticism | external world

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4.2 Possible Answers to External World Scepticism

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Part 4.2. Investigates some of the possible solutions to Descartes' sceptical problem of the external world, looking at G.E Moore's response, among others, to the problem. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | reason | logic | skepticism | moore | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | reason | logic | skepticism | moore

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4.3 Cartesian Dualism

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Part 4.3. Introduces Descartes' idea of dualism, that there is a separation between the mind and the body, as well as some of the philosophical issues surrounding this idea. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | mind | truth | skepticism | dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | meditations | philosophy | mind | truth | skepticism

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4.4 The Mind-Body Problem

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Part 4.4. Looks at some of the modern responses to Cartesian Dualism including Gilbert Ryle's and G. Strawson's responses to the idea. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | mind | ryle | truth | skepticism | strawson | dualism | body | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | mind | ryle | truth | skepticism | strawson

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5.1 Introduction to Knowledge

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Part 5.1. Looks at the problem of knowledge; how can we know what we know, three types of knowledge and A J Ayer's two conditions for knowledge. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism | epistemology | scepticism | descartes | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism

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5.2 The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge

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Part 5.2. Explores the idea of conscious and unconscious knowledge (should a person know that they know something or does it not matter?) and the theory of justification of propositions and beliefs. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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epistemology | scepticism | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism | infinite regress | belief | epistemology | scepticism | knowledge | philosophy | ayer | skepticism | infinite regress | belief

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1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy (Transcript)

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Part 1.1. Outlines the General Philosophy course, the various topics that will be discussed, and also, more importantly, the philosophical method that this course introduces to students.

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epistemology | scepticism | philosophy | skepticism | ontology | epistemology | scepticism | philosophy | skepticism | ontology

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24.211 Theory of Knowledge (MIT) 24.211 Theory of Knowledge (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to epistemology: the theory of knowledge. We will focus on skepticism—that is, the thesis that we know nothing at all—and we will survey a range of skeptical arguments and responses to skepticism. This course is an introduction to epistemology: the theory of knowledge. We will focus on skepticism—that is, the thesis that we know nothing at all—and we will survey a range of skeptical arguments and responses to skepticism.

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epistemology | epistemology | theory of knowledge | theory of knowledge | skepticism | skepticism | common sense | common sense | Descartes | Descartes | closure of knowledge | closure of knowledge | Dretske | Dretske | sensitivity | sensitivity | dogmatism | dogmatism | bootstrapping | bootstrapping | default entitlement | default entitlement | certainty | certainty | contextualism | contextualism | practical interest | practical interest | Vogel | Vogel | Russell | Russell | lottery paradox | lottery paradox | Hawthornel | Hawthornel | Putnam | Putnam | brains in a vat | brains in a vat | semantic externalism | semantic externalism

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24.211 Theory of Knowledge (MIT) 24.211 Theory of Knowledge (MIT)

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This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment. This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment.

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philosophy | philosophy | knowledge | knowledge | belief | belief | foundationalism | foundationalism | reliabilism | reliabilism | epistemology | epistemology | ontology | ontology | theory | theory | reliable | reliable | thoughts | thoughts | feelings | feelings | existence | existence | objects | objects | properties | properties | physical | physical | noumenal | noumenal | environment | environment | partial | partial | external | external | world | world | skepticism | skepticism | empirical | empirical | a priori | a priori | truth | truth | justified | justified | justification | justification | true | true | false | false | probability | probability | externalist | externalist | logic | logic | decision | decision | choice | choice | chance | chance | coherentism | coherentism

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21H.141 Renaissance To Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800 (MIT) 21H.141 Renaissance To Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800 (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to major political, social, cultural and intellectual changes in Europe from the beginnings of the Renaissance in Italy around 1300 to the outbreak of the French Revolution at the end of the 1700s. It focuses on the porous boundaries between categories of theology, magic and science, as well as print. It examines how developments in these areas altered European political institutions, social structures, and cultural practices. It also studies men and women, nobles and commoners, as well as Europeans and some non-Europeans with whom they came into contact. This course provides an introduction to major political, social, cultural and intellectual changes in Europe from the beginnings of the Renaissance in Italy around 1300 to the outbreak of the French Revolution at the end of the 1700s. It focuses on the porous boundaries between categories of theology, magic and science, as well as print. It examines how developments in these areas altered European political institutions, social structures, and cultural practices. It also studies men and women, nobles and commoners, as well as Europeans and some non-Europeans with whom they came into contact.

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renaissance | renaissance | revolution | revolution | Europe | Europe | Italy | Italy | French Revolution | French Revolution | theology | theology | magic | magic | science | science | England | England | censorship | censorship | Rene Descartes | Rene Descartes | Italian humanism | Italian humanism | Copernicus | Copernicus | Constantine | Constantine | printing | printing | rare books | rare books | paper-making | paper-making | Erasmus of Rotterdam | Erasmus of Rotterdam | The Paraclesis | The Paraclesis | free will | free will | Luther | Luther | German Peasants War | German Peasants War | The Cheese and the Worms | The Cheese and the Worms | Protestant revolution | Protestant revolution | Catholic renewal | Catholic renewal | radical reform movements | radical reform movements | religion | religion | Menocchio | Menocchio | skepticism | skepticism | the occult | the occult | Michel de Montaigne | Michel de Montaigne | astrology | astrology | Cardano | Cardano | Cartesian Method | Cartesian Method | Discourse on Method | Discourse on Method | English Civil War | English Civil War | interregnum | Putney debates | interregnum | Putney debates | Wallington's World | Wallington's World | The Mad Hatter | The Mad Hatter | Isaac Newton | Isaac Newton | Newtonianism | Newtonianism | Principia | Principia | The Encyclopedie | The Encyclopedie | Diderot | Diderot | d'Alembert | d'Alembert | metric system | metric system

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24.211 Theory of Knowledge (MIT)

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This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment.

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philosophy | knowledge | belief | foundationalism | reliabilism | epistemology | ontology | theory | reliable | thoughts | feelings | existence | objects | properties | physical | noumenal | environment | partial | external | world | skepticism | empirical | a priori | truth | justified | justification | true | false | probability | externalist | logic | decision | choice | chance | coherentism

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This course focuses on the study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment.

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philosophy | knowledge | belief | foundationalism | reliabilism | epistemology | ontology | theory | reliable | thoughts | feelings | existence | objects | properties | physical | noumenal | environment | partial | external | world | skepticism | empirical | a priori | truth | justified | justification | true | false | probability | externalist | logic | decision | choice | chance | coherentism

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