The Limits of Knowledge (2 and 5 marks)

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What is meant by 'Philosophical Scepticism'? (2 marks)
A challenge to test the way we justify our beliefs
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What is meant by 'Global Scepticism'? (2 marks)
Global Scepticism is when you challenge the justification of all your beliefs e.g. you could just be a brain in a vat, the only thing you would know is that you exist
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What is meant by 'Local Scepticism'? (2 marks)
It relate to claims relating to a specific belief or subject area e.g. I doubt we know whether ethical claims are true or false
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Outline Descartes' three waves of doubt (5 marks)
1. Our perceptions can deceive us 2. We could be dreaming 3. The evil demon
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Outline the role/ function of philosophical scepticism within epistemology (5 marks)
A method of showing some justifications are not sufficient and to identify which beliefs are knowledge
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Outline the main differences between philosophical scepticism and normal incredulity (5 marks)
PS - wide range, can you know anything?, theoretical, effects other beliefs NI - specific beliefs, check the truth, change our behavior, doesn't effect other beliefs
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What is the distinction between local and global scepticism? (5 mark)
Local scepticism relate to a specific belief or subject area, for example doubting whether or not where is a cat on top of the wardrobe. Global scepticism is the challenge of all beliefs, the only thing we know is that we do exist.
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