Skepticism’s Cure for the Plague of Mind - for APA
The thought experiment involving an attack by plague on the realm of knowledge suggests that our minds tend to respond either with bloated dogmatism, sticking to the rules and alledged truths no mather how absurd, unfair and undecent they may be, or with some sort of dogmatic skepticism abstaining from any kind of position or attitude. These two responses of our minds are echoed in behavioral patterns characteristic for a degrading society. It is precisely at this point that the epistemological question becomes an ethical one.
This post is part two of a two-part series on skepticism and ethics in the Women in Philosophy series. The first part can be found here.