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Skepticism is about doubt, and doubt is everywhere in the world around us today. There are doubts about whether man-made climate change is real, whether vaccinations are harmful, whether we can trust our politicians or our media, and so on. When is such skepticism warranted, and when does it stray into unreasonable territory? How widespread can such skepticism get while still being coherent? How might a radical skepticism have pernicious social consequences, such as by leading to relativism (and just what is relativism, and what is problematic about it)? These are all questions that we will be engaging with in this course Along the way we will consider some important philosophical issues, such as what the nature of knowledge is, whether there are any good arguments that show that knowledge is impossible, and how a moderate skepticism might accord with an ancient conception of the good life of human flourishing, one that essentially involves the intellectual virtues. This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about philosophy, along with those who are looking for strategies to combat extremism in their communities. Using these approaches, no matter what your skill levels in topics you would like to master, you can change your thinking and change your life. In this course, learners will: Explore the concept of Skepticism Discuss the role of Skepticism in contemporary society Identify common responses to Skepticism Compare/Contrast various forms of Skepticism Apply knowledge of Skepticism to form a personal stance Recognize why knowledge is more than just true belief...

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1 de ago. de 2020

Absolutely splendid course, wonderful lectures and reading matter. The last discussion of the panel was particularly inspirational


2 de ene. de 2021

Very good learning experience. Addition of two peer graded essays is also good, because it gives a subjective hold on the topic.

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por Joy S

7 de jun. de 2019

Same university as the relativism course. Same glitches. Should not have passed peer review. Says I watched week 4 videos and I haven't.

por Russell B

21 de jul. de 2020

I took this as a refresher course, but it's taught in an original way and I learned a great deal from it. I really can't fault the way the course is structured or the clarity and quality of the lectures. If I have any worries at all, it's that a lot of the assessment is based on peer marking, which is always likely to create problems, especially with low-traffic courses. However, I experienced no problems in this case. In all, if you're interested in the subject matter as advertised, I can recommend this course to you.

por Yanfei C

19 de mar. de 2020

This is a course that makes you think. It is not an easy course since you have to face many philosophical concepts which seem very detached from daily life. But I am well educated. I think I will come back to this course and review some of the contents in the future.

por Renee K

21 de feb. de 2022

Thank you to Professor Duncan Pritchard, and the others who executed and planned out the videos and brought out this interesting course out, That's made me more inclined to read on Philosophy much more and to the other lecturers in the discussions held out in the lecturers.

I have been extremely thrilled to learn more on skepticism and the works of other disciplines that look at skepticism in a different way.

I would highly recommend this course to any individual that's interested in learning about skepticism and the philosophical points expressed forward in this course and compared.

por Vladimir M

25 de sep. de 2020

Very interesting and enlightment course. It help me to understand better the problem of radical skepticism. I recommend to all students that want deep understanding about present confusing media information.

por Luis G M

3 de ene. de 2021

Excellent course. Very focused and well supported with the material provided.

The panels were a great addition and they added a lot of value.

por Robert A H

2 de ago. de 2020

Absolutely splendid course, wonderful lectures and reading matter. The last discussion of the panel was particularly inspirational

por Shreyas K

3 de ene. de 2021

Very good learning experience. Addition of two peer graded essays is also good, because it gives a subjective hold on the topic.

por Garry S

30 de jun. de 2020

Excellent course ... Very thought provoking ... Well structured ... Great learning materials ... Highly recommend it!

por Anish K S

2 de nov. de 2022

It was super journey! Thanks to Coursera instructor for your great input.

por Jolly C

11 de ene. de 2021

This course gives a very comprehensive of the topic of skepticism.

por Astromuon K

31 de mar. de 2020

I have no skeptics to rate this course after finishing the course.

por Rajlakshmi D

20 de jul. de 2020

Very well taught . I am very happy with this course.

por Rubén G G

29 de dic. de 2022

Great course. Thank you Professor Pritchard.

por Dr V K

20 de may. de 2020

I loved the panel discussions a lot!

por Joann N B

1 de oct. de 2022

Great course, interesting.

por Bryan F

27 de may. de 2021

A great philosophy course.

por Dipankar D

17 de jun. de 2020

Very good course.

por Dr / M S S E S

3 de dic. de 2021

no need

por Ka K O

23 de jul. de 2022


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19 de jul. de 2020


por Hussain

24 de feb. de 2023

I didn't find the arguments presented convincing, because most of them are dircted towards a skepticism made of straw. it would've been more fair to actually go further in the skeptic side of the arguments rather than stop at your side after each "decontsrtructing".

por Lesley A

26 de ago. de 2022

This course should be removed. The typographical and transcription errors are very many and are often laughable, e.g. Wittgenstein is transcribed as Vic Einstein. In addition, the pass mark for the quizes is listed as '100% and over'. The course as a whole is a shambles and I can no longer follow it.

As a comparison, I took the Relativism course and enjoyed it greatly. It was of a far higher presentational standard than this one and I was delighted to receive my certificate. I had hoped to gain a certificate for this Skepticism course as well but it seems as though I shall just have to say that I have lost my £40 for nothing.