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In this essay I will explain that it is impossible to know that you know something and therefore that being skeptic is not a radical way of thinking but a logical thought process It is important for healthy skepticism to keep our minds open to new ideas and to prevent us from becoming unthinking dogmatists with no individuality If there were no one in the world to doubt than wed all still believe the world is flat and science would never exist Skepticism is a healthy outlook that doesnt hinder our society as some may have you believe but benefits it To begin we should define the requirements for knowledge The four requirements for knowledge are3S is justified in believing that P is true4Ss justification in believing that P does not rest on any false beliefsWithout these requirements you cannot have knowledge Your thought may still be true however you cannot know something if it is possible it is not true This brings us to how you know if what you think is true However it is impossible for us to have this certainty Infallible knowledge is impossible for humans to obtain based on the fact that there is always a chance that we are mistaken Yet the Epistimist argues The refutation of skepticism is pure and simple I know that there is a piece of paper in front of me for I see a piece of paper in front of me Skepticism says that I do not know this Therefore skepticism is wrong However just as in the Epistemists example the only way we can obtain knowledge is through our five senses Weather we learn something from a class lecture reading a book or touching something we are relying on our senses to convey the knowledge to us However it is possible for our senses to trick us The skeptic argument is that if we can believe we are awake when we are in
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