Cerebros y escarabajos: Sobre el argumento antiesceptico de Putnam

Grimaltos, Tobies (2001) Cerebros y escarabajos: Sobre el argumento antiesceptico de Putnam. Teorema, XX (3). pp. 21-30.


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In Reason, Truth, and History, Hilary Putnam presents an argument aimed at showing that the modern skeptic hypothesis of a brain in a vat is self-refuting. In my view, and despite the enormous amount of literature about this argument, it has not yet been shown all the absurd consequences to which the assumption of the thesis that Putnam maintains in order to refute that hypothesis may lead. The purpose of this paper is, then, to explore to the last consequences that argument and, bringing to light its scarce plausibility, to cast serious doubt upon Putnam's strategy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epistemology; Truth; Vat-Brain; Putnam, H.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Logik, analytische Philosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XX (2001)
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1181

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