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 Maarten Maartensz:    Philosophical Dictionary | Filosofisch Woordenboek

 D - Doubt

 

Doubt: The consideration that such-and-such statement(s) may not be true or may be uncertain.

To doubt is to question the truth of, without any certainty about what is the right answer. It is one of the main tools of thought of all intelligent persons; one of the foundations of civil society and science; one of the banes of all revealed or dogmatic religion; and a generally sensible attitude to most statements of religion or politics.
 


See also: Choice, Dogmatism


Literature:

Bayle, Sextus, Hume
 

 Original: Dec 12, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 September 2005.   Top