[Review of the book Common Sense: a Contemporary Defense, by Nemos]

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  • Introduction: Gone are the days when walking off a cliff, living in a bathtub, or inventing a new science would have seemed natural outgrowths of philosophical epistemology. Whether this reflects growing modesty or a lamentable failure of commitment, few contemporary philosophers would undertake the radical reforming projects that animated ancient skeptics, early modern natural philosophers, or nineteenth-century Idealists. And fewer yet would countenance a theory of knowledge that abjured the collective beliefs of certain important, non-philosophical communities (except those of Twin Earth or strange swamps). To this extent then, most epistemologists today can be said to respect the common knowledge of some community.

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    • Schmitter, A.M. (2005). [Review of the book Common Sense: a Contemporary Defense, by N. Lemos]. Philosophy in Review, 25(6), 416-418.
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