agnosticism


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ag·nos·ti·cism

 (ăg-nŏs′tĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The doctrine that certainty about first principles or absolute truth is unattainable and that only perceptual phenomena are objects of exact knowledge.
2. The belief that the existence or nonexistence of a deity or deities cannot be known with certainty.

ag•nos•ti•cism

(ægˈnɒs təˌsɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief of an agnostic.
[1870–75]

agnosticism

the tenet that neither the existence nor the nature of God is known or knowable. — agnostic, n., adj.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agnosticism - a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God; "agnosticism holds that you can neither prove nor disprove God's existence"
religious orientation - an attitude toward religion or religious practices
2.agnosticism - the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledgeagnosticism - the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
unbelief, disbelief - a rejection of belief
Translations
agnosticismus
agnostismi
agnosticizam
不可知論
agnostisisme
agnosticism
agnosticism
不可知論

agnosticism

[ægˈnɒstɪsɪzəm] Nagnosticismo m

agnosticism

[ægˈnɒstɪsɪzəm] nagnosticisme m

agnosticism

agnosticism

[ægˈnɒstɪsɪzm] nagnosticismo
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Morse bitterly arraigned the English philosopher's agnosticism, but confessed that he had not read "First Principles"; while Mr.
The priest shook his head, whether in dissent or agnosticism, but remained mute.
Zarathustra now meets the last pope, and, in a poetical form, we get Nietzsche's description of the course Judaism and Christianity pursued before they reached their final break-up in Atheism, Agnosticism, and the like.
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He delivered a lecture on the causes responsible for atheism and agnosticism at a conference in Qom that was organized by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, a rather hardline body responsible for cleaning liberals out of Iranian universities.
On the one hand, he speaks of the concepts of God and religion and on the other hand he opens a debate about the other side of the spectrum -- atheism and agnosticism.