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dc.contributor.advisor Topa, Alessandro Salem, Sherif Mohamed Gamal 2017-01-08T08:00:36Z Fall 2016 en_US 2017-01-08
dc.description.abstract In this thesis we propose a skeptical scenario about a priori knowledge. The scenario is composed of three main arguments: the a priori brain-in-a-vat argument, the problem of deduction, and the rule–following paradox. We propose a solution for a priori skepticism that is based on two philosophical schools: conventionalism and contextualism. Finally, we provide a sufficient condition – although hard to satisfy – for relieving a priori skepticism. en_US
dc.format.extent 89 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject A Priori Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Skepticism en_US
dc.subject Conventionalism en_US
dc.subject Contextualism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title A priori skepticism, conventionalism and contextualism en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Philosophy en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fincham, Richard
dc.contributor.committeeMember Pritchard, Duncan

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