Skip to main content

New answers tagged

2 votes

How do skeptics explain axioms not being arbitrary?

Two things: There is something haphazard about the assortment of the ZFC axioms (c.f. Kanamori[03] and Maddy[88]). This has been acknowledged especially in light of the "quest for new axioms&...
Kristian Berry's user avatar
2 votes

How do skeptics explain axioms not being arbitrary?

Radical skepticism is not about beliefs being meaningless or random, but rather beliefs being incapable of being moved to a state of knowledge. From WP: Radical skepticism (or radical scepticism in ...
J D's user avatar
  • 28.7k
3 votes

How do skeptics explain axioms not being arbitrary?

There are indeed radical sceptics and there have been in history. In particular, there are sceptics like Sextus Empiricus who even wrote a treatise called "Against the Logicians", attacking ...
mudskipper's user avatar

Top 50 recent answers are included