Internalism Does Entail Scepticism

TitleInternalism Does Entail Scepticism
Publication TypeBook Chapter (with title)
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsWieland, JWillem
Secondary AuthorsWeber, E, Wouters, D, Meheus, J
Book TitleLogic, Reasoning, and Rationality
SeriesLogic, Argumentation & Reasoning
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISBN Number978-94-017-9010-9
KeywordsInternalism, Knowledge, Regress, Rule, Scepticism

Let Internalism be the view that our inferences are justified depending on whether we have knowledge of the logical rules on which they are based, and Scepticism the view that none of our inferences are justified. Boghossian has shown that Internalism entails Scepticism, and Philie has attempted to block the entailment by invoking an assumption on rationality. In this contribution, I enforce the entailment claim and argue that Philie’s solution misses the target: Internalism does entail Scepticism.

Citation KeyWieland2014