“The certainty problem has crept in and polluted the whole enterprise of knowing.” – J.P. Moreland. In this episode, J.P. and Stan have a practical discussion about how to engage with the cultural obsession with a narrow definition of certainty.
In this podcast, we discuss:
- What is skepticism? How did it become a cultural “virtue”?
- Why doubting everything is more dangerous than you think
- What are the different forms of skepticism?
- How should we engage with different kinds of skeptics?
- How can a broad understanding of the history of ideas benefit us when addressing skepticism?
- Is there a legitimate place for skepticism?
- What is the Problem of the Criterion?
- What is the difference between the methodist approach and the particularist approach to the Problem of the Criterion?
- Why should we reflect on the way we engage with knowledge claims?
- The big three categories in philosophical thought: What is real? What can we know? What should we do?
Resources and Citations:
- P. Moreland and William Lane Craig, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview – Chapter 4, The Problem of Skepticism
- Dallas Willard, Hearing God