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Transcript of SKEPTICISM
Method: Basis of Truth
withholding assent from all previous opinions which fail to be certain and indubitable.
2. Body & Mind
3. Evil Genius
scepticism against the sceptics
The Greek Sceptics
a strategy against forms of dogmatism that claim to have established a definitive view of how things stand in the world and/or in heaven
, “thoughtful, inquiring”
Descartes turned scepticism against the sceptics
Hume suggests that 'natural instinct'
will save us from sceptical despair
Hillary Putnam paints
Simulation argument suggests that
we may be living in a virtual world
5th century BC
Socrates' dialectic method undermines
opponents' dogmatic positions
c. 300 BC
Pyrrho of Elis counsels tranquility through
suspension of belief
appearance vs. reality
uncertainty vs. certainty
"cogito ergo sum"