Philosopedia, like Wikipedia, is an online open-content collaborative encyclopedia.
Users, who likely are well acquainted with the school of skepticism, will of necessity approach all materials herein by asking if . Listings, however, will attempt to document facts and jugments presented in a neutral and disinterested manner, citing works and authors. Nevertheless, opposing viewpoints to any listings are invited in order to keep the encyclopedia balanced.
Skeptics are aware that absolute knowledge is not possible. Anyone with a philosophically oriented outlook starts by doubting what is said or heard or read or seen. Using a process of trial and error, the doubting leads to a relative certainty.
Therefore, be aware that whatever is included in Philosopedia needs to be approached with serious dubiety.
On the subject of doubt:
- The believer is happy; the doubter is wise. - Hungarian Proverb
- Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. - H. L. Mencken
- To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live. To be lulled into security is to die - Oscar Wilde
- To know thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood. - George Santayana.