Whenever we move from belief to doubt by recognizing the flaws in what we previously considered to be good evidence, we take a step closer towards wisdom. The pursuit of truth isn’t just a matter of learning exciting new facts about the world; it’s also a matter of unlearning the fallacies and unquestioned assumptions that… Continue reading Doubt As a Friend of Truth
Selective skepticism is no less intellectually dishonest than bullheaded belief. The man who believes without questioning his beliefs shares the same epistemology as the man who questions without questioning his questions. Blind faith. Blind doubt. Different sides. Same coin.
“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more… Continue reading Uncertainty, despair, and the freedom of not-knowing