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Skepticism
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I. Philosophy

The term skepticism denotes an attitude informed by doubts regarding certain beliefs. In the realm of philosophy, these doubts have to do primarily with the existence or knowableness of the external world and the knowableness or motivating force of moral norms. Since ancient Greece, a distinction has been made between academic skepticism and Pyrrhonian skepticism. The former was cultivated at Plato’s Acade…

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Fricke, Christel, Bormuth, Matthias and Rudolph, Ulrich, “Skepticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024874>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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