Epistemology for modern Skeptics: I, Knowledge as coherence

[image: is knowledge like a web of beliefs?, from webofbelief.com]

The term “skeptic” comes from the Greek skepsis, meaning inquiry. A skeptic, therefore, is simply someone who doesn’t pretend to have certain knowledge and whose attitude is one of research. We should all be skeptics in that sense. While I’ve practiced modern scientific skepticism since at least the ’90s, I’ve only recently turned to what I refer to as ethical skepticism, the kind of…

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