Definition of Scepticism

1. Noun. The disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge.

Exact synonyms: Agnosticism, Skepticism
Generic synonyms: Disbelief, Unbelief
Derivative terms: Sceptical, Sceptical, Skeptical, Skeptical



Definition of Scepticism

1. Noun. (British) (alternative spelling of skepticism) ¹

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Definition of Scepticism

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Scepticism

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1905)
"scepticism. Adler, P. Modern skepticism and ethical culture. ... Essay on the nature and immutability of truth in opposition to sophistry and scepticism. ..."

2. The Spirit of Russia: Studies in History, Literature and Philosophy by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1919)
"scepticism seemed to him an abnormal mental state, one apt to be widely diffused during periods of transition, when the old has been abandoned whilst the ..."

3. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1896)
"Sen nationalistic scepticism. Idealistic scepticism, which traces its origin to the Ele- atics, was opposed by sensationalistic scepticism. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"As a positive offset against his scepticism, Carneades elaborated more fully the Academic ... The scepticism of Carneades was expounded by his successor ..."

5. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1866)
"The more we examine this groat principle of scepticism, the more distinctly shall we see the immense part it has played in the progress of European ..."

6. Theory of Thought and Knowledge by Borden Parker Bowne (1897)
"In modern times also scepticism has generally been derived from antecedent theories. This was the case with the scepticism of Hume and Mill. ..."

7. An Historical and Critical View of the Speculative Philosophy of Europe in by John Daniel Morell (1878)
"On the Tendencies of Modern scepticism. We have pointed out, in a former chapter, three subordinate species of scepticism, namely, the scepticism of ..."

8. Theory of Thought and Knowledge by Borden Parker Bowne (1897)
"In modern times also scepticism has generally been derived from antecedent theories. This was the case with the scepticism of Hume and Mill. ..."

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