May 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The participants' reactions and comments from the meeting on skepticism call for a follow-up meeting to answer the many problems that gave resort to skepticism:
From the premises of certainty (and their validation), how to answer:
- The ancient sophistry of nonexistence?
- The problem of the criterion?
- The trade-off between proof and certainty? (E. C. Scott, segment 13, 49:10)
- The transitions from the imaginable/conceivable to the possible and to the probable?
- The duality of disembodied mind and mindless body?
- The problem of other minds?
- The deception from the senses and illusions?
- The evil demon, brain-in-vat, Matrix, Inception trickery?
- The primary versus secondary qualities?
- The idea of ideas being direct apprehension?
- The problem of induction?
- The inference to perception from sense data/impression?
- The sense and reference of terms?
- The grue-bleen dilemma?
- The correspondence-to-facts problem?
- The Gettier problem?
- The problem of meaning and significance? ("This shirt is blue.")
- The social construction of identity?