Abstract:A sensible epistemologist may not see how she could know that she is not a Brain In a Vat (BIV); but she doesn’t panic. She endorses her empirical beliefs, and as coherence requires, believes that she is not a BIV. (She does not inferentially base her belief that she is not a BIV on her empirical knowledge—she rejects that ‘Moorean’ response to skepticism.) I propose that she thereby knows that she is not a BIV. I flesh out the proposal, drawing on the empirical literature on metacognition, and explain why it satisfactorily resolves the skeptical puzzle.
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