Explain the use of scepticism as a philosophical tool

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Philosophy

 

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Kristen D

 

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July 18, 2013

 

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University

 

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There lack of dry dock causes them to have no secure footing to complete their repairs. Comparatively, we have no foundations on which to base our knowledge. This is why we involve the process of scepticism in philosophy because inevitably we need to get to the base of all knowledge. The ancient Greek sceptic Pyrrho believed that knowledge was something that was clearly impossible to have...
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He and his school questioned everything and therefore came ultimately to the conclusion that it was theoretical to say it was possible that even they didn’t know anything. Therefore they claimed that as knowledge is an unobtainable commodity, knowledge does not matter. Since we do not know things as they are, but only as they seem to us, nothing can be called good or bad...
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