Epistemic immodesty and embodied rationality

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  • Giovanni Rolla Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

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Disjunctivism. Dream skepticism rationality actionism.

Resumo

Based on Pritchard’s distinction (2012, 2016) between favoring and discriminating epistemic grounds, and on how those grounds bear on the elimination of skeptical possibilities, I present the dream argument as a moderate skeptical possibility that can be reasonably motivated. In order to block the dream argument skeptical conclusion, I present a version of phenomenological disjunctivism based on Noë’s actionist account of perceptual consciousness (2012). This suggests that perceptual knowledge is rationally grounded because it is a form of embodied achievement – what I call embodied rationality –, which offers a way of dissolving the pseudo-problem of epistemic immodesty, namely, the seemingly counterintuitive thesis that one can acquire rationally grounded knowledge that one is not in a radical skeptical scenario.

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Biografia do Autor

Giovanni Rolla, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Doutorando em Filosofia pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul desde 2014 e bolsista CAPES. É mestre em Filosofia (2013) e bacharel em Filosofia (2010) pela mesma universidade. Atua principalmente com os seguintes temas: teorias do conhecimento, justificação epistêmica, ceticismo, filosofia da mente, filosofia da linguagem e normatividade.

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2017-03-07

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ROLLA, G. Epistemic immodesty and embodied rationality. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 39, n. 3, p. 5–28, 2017. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8647845. Acesso em: 7 fev. 2023.

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