indubitability


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Noun1.indubitability - the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt
sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
incontrovertibility, incontrovertibleness, positiveness, positivity - the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about
demonstrability, provability - capability of being demonstrated or logically proved
givenness - the quality of being granted as a supposition; of being acknowledged or assumed
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Here, too, it may be important to teach something about the epistemology and practice of science, acknowledging the social nature of science, but helping students to understand the possibility of a disinterested pursuit of truth, to understand what sorts of interests corrupt that pursuit and to understand the relationship of knowledge to notions supporting epistemological scepticism such as indubitability and infallibility.
Locke's indubitability account of knowledge is based on the perception of the agreement of ideas.
Thus, he often criticizes proponents of free will skepticism for having a hyperbolic conception of free will, akin to the Cartesian notion of knowledge as indubitability.
6) Iroegbu's view is that even if atheists have not arrived at the rational or existential indubitability of the existence of God, they are part of this search for ultimate meaning and explanation of the God-talk.
Indubitability is not enough for the religious believer, according to Wittgenstein, since "indubitability wouldn't be enough to make me change my whole life" (LRB, 57).
Next, I'll apply those conditions to the riddle of the Cogito, showing how, because it doesn't meet them, its incorrigibility doesn't entail indubitability, and thereby, how in the Meditations there is neither such a thing as a "first certainty" nor such a thing as a quixotic task of attempting to establish the existence of the external world from the invulnerable but isolated peak of a pure subjectivity.
It is of indubitability that the most adaptive structure in the world comes from natural design.
That is the cognition that satisfies three conditions which are (1) Truth (2) self-satisfying and indubitability (3) Logical impossibility.
The indubitability of the act of doubt leads Husserl to posit the indubitability of a whole range of affective acts of cognition or cogitations--e.