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- n. The quality or state of being indubitable.
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- n. the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt; indubitableness.
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- n. the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt
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However, even if Descartes took this view of the certainty of the cogito, he did not accept the general claim that certainty is grounded in indubitability.
A second problem for indubitability accounts of certainty is that, in one sense, even beliefs that are epistemically certain can be reasonably doubted.
Certainty is often explicated in terms of indubitability.
In general, every indubitability account of certainty will face a similar problem.
As we have seen, in the Second and Third Meditations Descartes argues from the indubitability of the cogito reasoning to the trustworthiness of intellectual perception to the existence of a perfect being
Correctly, Russell diagnoses the former Soviet Union as suffering from such philosophical indubitability.
And Mr. John Ziegler happens to be more passionate about the O.J. Simpson thing than maybe any other single issue, and feels that he "know [s] more about the case than anyone not directly involved," and is able to be almost unbearably stimulating about O.J. Simpson and the utter indubitability of his guilt.
But such indubitability is psychological and does not derive from some sort of conformity to divine necessity.
Both knowledge and faith rest on a foundation of trust; neither rest on a foundation of indubitability.
Rather than acknowledging the selectivity of its process and the official necessity of demonstrating the right conclusion, and rather than admitting the complexity of the issue and the limits of its evidence, it invests both process and its conclusions with a mantle on indubitability.
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