According to Descartes, we each contain within ourselves the principle for truth
and knowledge. He believed that the responsibility of obtaining knowledge rests on the individual. Descartes believed that in order to obtain knowledge, there must be a rational method for reaching the truth, and the use of th...
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...ced because we lack full knowledge and can never be absolutely certain of theories, conceptions and understandings of the unknown.
Thus, skepticism is a concept that causes much concern and controversy to philosophers. The idea of if and how much knowledge an individual can posse is a topic that stirs much discussion. Whether you approach the topic like Descartes, who did not want to believe in skepticism, and believed in the rationalism and certainty principle or you had more of a Hume approach of radical skepticism, due to causality and lack of certainty, both offered strong arguments. I personally have concluded skepticism should be embraced because we lack full knowledge and can never be absolutely certain of theories, conceptions and understandings of the unknown. However, the demand for certainty is still an open-ended conversation that foresees no end.
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