This book raises questions about the nature of philosophy by examining the source and significance of one central philosophical problem: how can we know anything about the world around us? Stroud discusses and criticizes the views of such philosophers as Descartes, Kant, J.L. Austin, G.E. Moore, R. Carnap, W.V. Quine, and others.Stroud, Barry is the author of 'Significance of Philosophical Skepticism', published 1984 under ISBN 9780198247616 and ISBN 0198247613.