10. Doubt and the Human Condition

Nobody Loves Me but my Momma… and She Might be Jivin' Too

  1. Jesse R. Steinberg1 and
  2. Abrol Fairweather2,3
  1. Jesse R. Steinberg

Published Online: 19 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118153284.ch10

Blues-Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

Blues-Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

How to Cite

Steinberg, J. R. (2011) Doubt and the Human Condition, in Blues-Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low (eds J. R. Steinberg and A. Fairweather), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118153284.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, USA

  2. 2

    San Francisco State University, USA

  3. 3

    University of San Fransisco, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 DEC 2011

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656808

Online ISBN: 9781118153284

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Keywords:

  • Nobody Loves… and She Might be Jivin' Too;
  • doubt, theme in blues music;
  • doubts, on capacity for self-control;
  • Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy;
  • possibility of dreaming;
  • avoiding skepticism;
  • blues artists, caring about knowledge;
  • caring about how things really are;
  • ‘knowledge contextualism’;
  • blues music, on human condition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How Does One Avoid Skepticism?

  • The Experience Machine

  • Contextualism

  • My Take on Skepticism

  • Notes