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Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 18, 1993

Ralph Kennedy
Pages 143-147

Professor Chisholm and the Problem of the Speckled Hen

The Problem of the Speckled Hen is a potential stumbling-block for any philosophical treatment of perceptual certainty. Roderick Chisholm argues in the third edition of his Theory of Knowledge (Prentice Hall, 1989) that the Speckled Hen is not a problem for the account of the perceptually certain contained in that book. In this note, I argue that Chisholm’s defense of his account does not work.

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