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Single Idea 3596

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 6. Scepticism Critique]

Full Idea

Wittgenstein remarked that if you tried to doubt everything, you would not get as far as doubting anything.

Gist of Idea

Total doubt can't even get started

Source

Ludwig Wittgenstein (On Certainty [1951]), quoted by Michael Williams - Problems of Knowledge Ch.14

Book Reference

Williams,Michael: 'Problems of Knowledge' [OUP 2001], p.159