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All agency action can be classified in three categories: quasi-adjudication: order making, judicial quasi-legislation: rulemaking executive
Posted On: Nov. 18, 2017
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Psychology The limits of skepticism Can a person be skeptical about everything, or are there limits? Is it possible to doubt everything or almost everything? Does a person have an obligation to use ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs? Are there beliefs you possess that cannot be challenged or shown to be false? How might the skeptic respond to your claim that such a belief cannot be doubted? Identify one such specific belief and present your response to the skeptic. (If you don't have such a belief, explain how one could live while not accepting any claim as true.) A skeptic is basically a disbeliever or doubter. He believes only on the basis of firsthand information. He needs proof of everything in the form of physical evidence. Otherwise he is not satisfied with the answer provided by others. Skepticism is obscure, mysterious in nature. We come across it in our daily life. For example, when we buy a refrigerator, we don’t take the word of salesperson as a gospel. We examine the features , ask technical questions ( even if we don’t know the answers ) or take a technical person along with us to do the talking. We all know that some skepticism is required, and also understand the reason behind it. There is at least a small degree of interpersonal confrontation involved in the purchase of a refrigerator. It may not turn out to be pleasant experience. But there is a good reason for being skeptical. if you don’t exercise some minimal skepticism, there is probably a chance that you end up paying more for the product you have purchased. It is better to have some amount of skepticism in life. One way of looking at skepticism is by an example of a person who is standing on a train track and uses a skeptical argument to deny the fact that he is going to be hit by a train. It is one way of testing one’s limitations of skeptical thinking. The strongest arguments for skepticism turn out to be deductive. It may seem to us that there are things that no one can be skeptical about. For example, it would seem to be impossible for a person to be skeptical about the fact that they exist. However, even this is possible. We can hold that we are only imagining that we exist and there is no way to prove that we are wrong. Historically, there have been philosophers who have argued that there is no way to truly know anything. These thinkers have also claimed that there is no way to prove that anything we see is real. Reference Meidan A. (2004) Skepticism Is True Universal-Publishers