Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason now online

Rob Koons' and my article "Skepticism and the Principle of Sufficient Reason", forthcoming in Philosophical Studies, is now online.


Aristion said...

Dr. Pruss,

I think that even if one accepts the PSR and consequently a necessary being, it wouldn’t (by itself) resolve sceptical scenarios due to the fact that every possible world would have an equal probability of being actualized. I think this is a good argument for a *personal* necessary being that is (all else being equal) unlikely to actualize worlds where sceptical scenarios are reasonable possibilities. What do you think?

Alexander R Pruss said...

I agree with the personal necessary being part, though I wouldn't say that every world has an equal probability as I don't know how to make sense of that in light of the infinities involved.