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Skepticism

So far, I have discussed knowledge in general and in the various sciences. I have briefly mentioned skepticism when I discussed the difference between experiential, factual and theoretical knowledge, but I cannot really finish a series on knowledge without discussing skepticism. There are special and general forms of skepticism. The special forms of skepticism are all skepticism about knowledge. T...

Experiential Knowledge

I have reduced the types of knowledge down to experiential, factual and theoretical knowledge. Experiential knowledge is a knowledge of particular things gained by perception. These two elements are what make experiential knowledge what it is. This also means that skepticism takes the form of denying that perception is successful in some way. Experiential knowledge is the knowledge gained by exper...