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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

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

The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
Paul Ricoeur

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
John Dewey

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
Walter Gilbert

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
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Skepticism Translations

skepticism in German is Skepsis
skepticism in Italian is scetticismo

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