Understanding of how Skepticism Works

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A skeptic is described as someone who “is willing to question any knowledge claim, asking for clarity in definition, consistency in logic, and adequacy of evidence.” To evaluate this approach, it is valuable to examine the ways in which ethics and the human sciences require evidence and experience in order to validate knowledge. By exploring how we are able to understand something more clearly by obtaining clear evidence and experience, as well as determining the validity of our moral codes, which aid us in our decision making process, a conclusion can be drawn as to just how we can validate knowledge. When examining the human sciences, it is interesting to explore that to be able to fully comprehend something, one must be able to provide or be provided with evidence to validate their claim. In other words, it is extremely beneficial to be able to back up a claim you make and have a full understanding of it if you have evidence to justify it. Not only does it implement credibility for the sake of others, but it also allows the knower to be more confident in their understanding. An example that comes to mind personally is part of my emotional journey. At one point in my life, I constantly struggled to find happiness. I felt as if my once perfect world was falling apart in front of me and I was helpless. Based on those two things, and because of the mold created by society in which I felt I fit into, I believed that I was depressed. Little did I know that I had no idea what it meant to be depressed. Over a year later, after a series of unfortunate and tragic emotional events, I was diagnosed by a physician and a therapist with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The events from that day are engrained in my memory—sitting down and ans... ... middle of paper ... ...aims better, but also give them more credibility to others. When examining other perspectives, they are for the most part similar to my own. This knowledge claim can be seen as universal. By exploring how we are able to understand something more clearly by obtaining clear evidence and experience, as well as determining the validity of our moral codes, which aid us in our decision making process, we are able to draw a conclusion which explains the process of validating knowledge. To validate knowledge claims, it is important to have evidence or experience. This not only gives the knower a fuller comprehension of the claim at hand, but gives your claim credibility to others. Works Cited Paul. "2 Corinthians." The Holy Bible. New York: American Bible Society, 1992. N. pag. Print. Trolley Problem." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Jan. 2014. Web. 05 Feb. 2014.

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