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skepticism

[skep-tuh-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
skeptical attitude or temper; doubt.
2.
doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, especially Christianity.
3.
(initial capital letter) the doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt.
Also, scepticism.


Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin scepticismus, equivalent to Latin sceptic(us) skeptic + -ismus -ism

antiskepticism, noun


1. questioning, probing, testing. 2. disbelief, atheism, agnosticism.


2. faith.
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skepticism definition


In philosophy, the position that what cannot be proved by reason should not be believed. One of the main tasks of epistemology is to find an answer to the charge of some extreme skeptics that no knowledge is possible.

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