#24 – “Can You Prove It?” Knowledge in an Age of Skepticism
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“The certainty problem has crept in and polluted the whole enterprise of knowing.” – J.P. Moreland. In this episode, J.P. and Stan have a practical discussion about how to engage with the cultural obsession with a narrow definition of certainty.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • What is skepticism? How did it become a cultural “virtue”?
  • Why doubting everything is more dangerous than you think
  • What are the different forms of skepticism?
  • How should we engage with different kinds of skeptics?
  • How can a broad understanding of the history of ideas benefit us when addressing skepticism?
  • Is there a legitimate place for skepticism?
  • What is the Problem of the Criterion?
  • What is the difference between the methodist approach and the particularist approach to the Problem of the Criterion?
  • Why should we reflect on the way we engage with knowledge claims?
  • The big three categories in philosophical thought: What is real? What can we know? What should we do?

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