The limits of knowledge; scepticism

AQA Philosophy

Philosophical scepticism and normal incredulity

The role/function of philosophical scepticism within epistemology

The distinction between local and global scepticism and the (possible) global application of philosophical scepticism

Descartes’ sceptical arguments (the three ‘waves of doubt’)

Descartes’ own response to scepticism

empiricist responses to scepticism

(Locke, Berkeley and Russell)

reliabilism as a response to scepticism