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Definition of Skepticism

Skepticism

  1. An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.
  2. The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.
  3. A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.

Skepticism Quotations

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
Bertrand Russell

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism. - George Jean Nathan
The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
George Jean Nathan

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
Denis Diderot

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
Adam Smith

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
Louis Pasteur
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Skepticism Translations

skepticism in German is Skepsis
skepticism in Italian is scetticismo