Philosophy Word of the Day – Cartesian Skepticism

Any of a class of skeptical views against empirical knowledge based on the claim that claims to empirical knowledge are defeated by the possibility that we might be deceived insofar as we might be, for example, dreaming, hallucinating, deceived by demons, or brains in vats.

(Via Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind)

Parableman has a nice post on Cartesian Skepticism here.

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