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human life is based on suspicion and assumption, rather than certainty?

A murder occurred, so the police came to the house where the crime took place, and as soon as they entered, they found a person whose clothes were stained with blood and carrying a knife in his hand. ...
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Is there a difference between knowing, and knowing for certain?

When one knows something, do they also know it for certain? Or is knowing distinct from knowing for certain? I find a statement like, "I know X, but I don't know X for certain" to be pretty ...
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Is certainty a vacuous/meaningless concept?

What does it mean for one to be certain of something? Many philosophers have tried to make sense of certainty by first modeling belief as a credence value between 0 and 1 and assigning 1 or 0 to ...
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