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The philosophical significance of skepticism

Grant number: 05/50496-6
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: July 01, 2005 - June 30, 2009
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Epistemology
Principal Investigator:Plinio Junqueira Smith
Grantee:Plinio Junqueira Smith
Home Institution: Centro de Pesquisa. Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Cicero Romão Resende de Araujo ; Oswaldo Porchat de Assis Pereira da Silva

Abstract

This project intends to promote our understanding of skepticism, both from a historical point of view and from the point of view of our contemporary discussions. On the one hand, it intends to contribute to a better knowledge of the history of skepticism, and on the other to deepen current, critical discussion of skepticism. Epistemological questions are crucial for the comprehension and evaluation of skepticism, but the project is also concerned with moral skepticism and political implications of a skeptical position. (AU)