The Observer Effect and the Skeptical Challenge

Ben Gibran
Feb 18 · 5 min read

Why Skepticism About Knowledge of the External World Doesn’t Matter Much

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There’s an insurmountable mountain of literature on philosophical skepticism, and I’m short on time and energy. So, to quote Wittgenstein’s preface to the Philosophical Investigations, “If my remarks do not bear a stamp which marks them as mine, — I do not wish to lay any further claim to them as my property”…