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Title: Scepticism and the theory-ladenness of observation
Author: Rochefort-Maranda, Guillaume
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 387X
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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In this thesis I reject a sceptical argument that was recently formulated by Alan Chalmers (2003) by exploring the different meanings and implications of the thesis of the theory-ladenness of observation (TLO). I show that it is in fact a version of Agrippa's trilemma and choose a well-known solution to the latter, i.e., the causal-reliabilist theory of justification, in order to reject Chalmers' sceptical conundrum.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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