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Skepticism and the Veil of Perception

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Since Descartes, one of the central questions of Western philosophy has been that of how we know that the objects we seem to perceive are real. Philosophical skeptics claim that we know no such thing. Representationalists claim that we can gain such knowledge only by inference, by showing that the hypothesis of a real world is the best explanation for the kind of sensation ...more
Paperback, 209 pages
Published July 17th 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2001)
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Tyler
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Huemer over the summer of 2011. He is able to convey his opinions and arguments very clearly. He's got a lot of good opinions and reasoning to back it up. This short book is evidence of that. So much so that I ended up rereading it (and plan to again in case I missed anything) because there is a lot to take in.

In this book he attacks skepticism of both sorts; external knowledge and universal skepticism. He explains the difference between the two. About ha
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In Skepticism and the Veil of Perception Michael Huemer aims to undermine skepticism about direct realism and to articulate his own version of direct realism. It's a thoughtful book that is wide enough in scope that it can serve as a useful introduction to the external world realism debate in philosophy. Nevertheless, many of Huemer's most pivotal claims are vague to the extent that his ultimate project is unpersuasive (in my view). His theory of perception—on which his version of direct realism ...more
Grasped in Thought
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Huemer's book was a fantastic response to the global skeptic and skeptic about the external world. The direct realist thesis and phenomenological conservatism Huemer espouses are rather powerful tools in the common sense philosopher's arsenal to combat the skeptic's arguments.
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