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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...

The Categories of Knowledge

I have shown that when one fact is about a genus and another fact is about a species of that genus, the fact about the genus is higher than that about the species. But there are multiple ultimate categories. The highest category is substance, and knowledge about substance is the highest form of knowledge. There are a number of ultimate categories: substance, number, quality and time among others. ...