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Relation - all things are changed as their relations become changed, or as we look upon them from different points of view. Thus, the ancient skeptics were wrong to claim that knowledge is impossible. To do this, Descartes tried to prove that God exists and that God would not allow us to be systematically deceived about the nature of reality. Descartes wanted absolutely certain knowledge, but that is not the only possibility, and some would argue that well-justified knowledge is sufficient. However, they believed that truth was not necessarily unobtainable, but rather an idea which did not yet exist in a pure form.

Ad A religious skeptic is a person who doubts certain religious claims, such as miracles, the appearance of angels, the omnipresence of God, etc. Local Skepticism denies that people do or can have knowledge of a particular area or subject e.

His major work, Outlines of Pyrrhonism, contains a lucid summary of stock skeptical arguments. Skepticism and Theories of Justification. Religious people are generally skeptical about claims of other religions, at least when the two denominations conflict concerning some stated belief.

Assumption - the truth asserted is merely a hypothesis or assumption. Descartes argued that no matter what radical skeptical possibilities we imagine there are certain truths e.

Religious skepticism Religious skepticism generally refers to doubting given religious beliefs or claims. Dissent - the uncertainty of the rules of common life, and of the opinions of philosophers. So-called Activist Skeptics are a sub-set of scientific skeptics who aim to debunk or expose in public what they see as the truth behind specific extraordinary claims.

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