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Single Idea 5595

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

Full Idea

The sceptical method would be absurd in mathematics, because nowhere in mathematics do false assertions disguise themselves and make themselves invisible.

Gist of Idea

Scepticism is absurd in maths, where there are no hidden false assertions


Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781], B452/A424)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Critique of Pure Reason', ed/tr. Guyer,P /Wood,A W [CUO 1998], p.469

A Reaction

An interesting observation. The implication I take here is that scepticism in the realm of sensation is justified, precisely because errors and illusion do occur.