Tonight we introduce one of the founders of AiR, Kriss, as a regular Co-Host to Fresh AiR. We delve into scepticism, to find out what it really is. We look in to the key behaviors of a sceptic and when we have failed as sceptics ourselves.
Contents of Scepticism
- A brief history of AiR.
- What is Scepticism?
- Types of Reasoning.
- Key behaviours of a sceptic.
- Specific forms of scepticism.
- Human Reason and Other Sources.
- Are most sceptics still sceptics?
- What Atheist Arguments should we stop using?
- Changing A Mind: Respect Matters.
- Cognitive Bias.
- Confirmation Bias and Our Tribal Nature.
Reading List / References
Below are a selection of different books and other references to help you understand more on the topic of scepticism.
- Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking, Fast and Slow, London, Penguin House.
- Greco, J. (2011) The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Pritchard, D. (2019) Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- SEP entry for Skepticism: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/skepticism/
- SEP entry for Epistemology: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemology/
- IEP entry for Contemporary Skepticism: https://www.iep.utm.edu/skepcont/
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Next week we delve deep into belief, knowledge, and truth.
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