The Renaissance, Enlightenment & Empiricism

The Scientific Method of Skepticism

This is a part of my brief series tracing the historical lineage of skepticism and certainty in history. I start with the Hellenic thinkers, then I move to Christendom’s influence, and in this post, I briefly look at the influence of the Enlightenment.

Doubt is an unpleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. — Voltaire

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Jakub Ferencik

Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 500+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views