from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Philosophic doubt; skeptical philosophy.


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  • Orth-o-skepsis (orth, plus the Greek skepsis: examination, doubt, skeptical philosophy).

    Tara Stiles: Orthoskepsis: When Too Much Thinking Is A Bad Thing

  • The TV news shows reported this without comment and apparently without skepsis because their text news headlines stated that Putin is willing to give up nuclear weapons.

    Anti Americanism: The strongest glue known to mankind. « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • Two of the characteristic features of this general teaching of the ancients can be said to be the teaching that the lover of wisdom is a composite of both wisdom/knowledge and folly/ignorance, and that the lover of wisdom unceasingly engages in enquiry zetesis; skepsis...

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  • After noting Carter's earlier skepsis concerning the viability of elections in unstable Iraq, Hindrocket bizarrely concludes: Jimmy Carter isn't just misguided or ill-informed.

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  • All manner of doubt, inquiry, [Greek: skepsis] as it is named, about all manner of objects, dwells in every reasonable mind.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • The university must not be a locus of solidification of rigid paradigms, of canons of knowledge, but of plastic modelling, of the risk of thought, of skepsis and polemos, and at the same time of the respect of the common rhythm of thinking.

    Eurozine articles

  • The awareness that the irreducible exterior inhabits the heart of knowledge is the critical awareness that allows not only skepsis and polemos, but also any invention: it is the inherent rhythm of thinking.

    Eurozine articles

  • Vestlige regeringer og en bred alliance af aktivistgrupper har ud trykt skepsis over for initiativet.


  • Weblogs bestrijden het pessimisme en de kortzichtige “what†™ s-in-it-for-me? †skepsis in ons land het beste als ze laten zien dat ze zelf factoren van betekenis zijn.


  • Skeptikos derives from skepsis, which means doubt as well as inquiry.



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  • Philosophic doubt as to the objective reality of phenomena.

    April 6, 2008