Skepticism: Definition & Types


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What is the best term to describe someone who doubts whether we can ever know whether God exists, but does not doubt that at least some things can be known in other areas of life?

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1. What is the best term to describe a person who holds the view that we cannot say whether knowledge can be obtained or not?

2. Which of the following might be a statement made by a total skeptic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The concept of skepticism stretches far and wide. But the primary task of this quiz/worksheet is to ask you specifically about types of skepticism, such as academic skepticism and total skepticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More particularly, you'll be assessed on:

  • Individuals who doubt we can know of God's existence, but have hope of finding other things out
  • A skeptic who doubts we can know whether or not knowledge can be gained
  • The views of total skeptics
  • Academic skepticism's definition
  • The belief knowledge can be ascertained in all parts of life

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different levels of skepticism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about skeptical takes on God in a new way
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding total and academic skeptics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Take the opportunity to learn more about skepticism with our video lesson Skepticism: Definition & Types. This lesson will include info on things like:

  • What skepticism is
  • Classifications of skepticism
  • Rationale of skeptics
  • Differences among types of skeptics