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“I can’t believe it’s not butter! Original” is the emblematic product in an age of “postmodern skepticism.”
Skepticism is the general condition for the rejection of all particular knowledge claims. As such, it is the disavowed object of belief.
I’m not saying my mental and physical attributes prove that I’m superior. But we all have our suspicions.
If you want to see which side feels certain, despite their rhetoric of skepticism, check out who is arguing like their opponents don’t believe that 2+2=4.
No, skeptical of epistemology.
You know what you do not know? What certainty! You are skeptical of everything? What dogmatism! You are open to all ideas? What rigidity!
Scientists claim to be skeptics, but their authority forces them to be dogmatic; humanists claim to be committed, but their marginality requires them to be compromisers.
The skeptic towards every principle is often the biggest sucker for any product on the market.
Skepticism is the terrified reaction to the terrible fear of knowing.
When I make a spontaneous discrimination, I exercise taste. When I give grounds for a discrimination, I exercise judgment. On this distinction, sarcasm is an acquired taste and skepticism is a tasteful judgment.