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Why the Heck Would You Do Philosophy? A Practical Challenge to Philosophizing (pages 163-177)

Jimmy Alfonso LICON ABSTRACT: Philosophy plausibly aims at knowledge; it would thus be tempting to hold that much of the value of doing philosophy turns on securing knowledge. Enter the agnostic challenge: suppose that a philosophical agnostic (named ‘Betsy’) wants to discover only fundamental philosophical truths. However, the intractable disagreement among philosophical experts gives her pause. After reflecting on expert …

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