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    Pickavance, Timothy 2011. Skeptics Can Win (But Almost Never Will). Philosophical Papers, Vol. 40, Issue. 3, p. 371.

    Rysiew, Patrick 2011. Reid's First Principle #7. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 41, Issue. sup1, p. 167.

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    Baumann, Peter 2009. Was Moore a Moorean? On Moore and Scepticism. European Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 17, Issue. 2, p. 181.

    Kelly, Thomas 2005. Moorean Facts and Belief Revision, or Can the Skeptic Win?. Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 19, Issue. 1, p. 179.

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In this 2004 book, Noah Lemos presents a strong defense of the common sense tradition, the view that we may take as data for philosophical inquiry many of the things we ordinarily think we know. He discusses the main features of that tradition as expounded by Thomas Reid, G. E. Moore and Roderick Chisholm. For a long time common sense philosophers have been subject to two main objections: that they fail to give any non-circular argument for the reliability of memory and perception; and that they pick out instances of knowledge without knowing a criterion for knowledge. Lemos defends the appeal to what we ordinarily think we know in both epistemology and ethics and thus rejects the charge that common sense is dogmatic, unphilosophical or question-begging. Written in a clear and engaging style, this book will appeal to students and philosophers in epistemology and ethics.


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