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Skepticism! Can we really know anything?

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Hi all,
this is a follow-up from the previous discussion about skepticism.

Please come along as well, if you haven't been to the previous discussion.

We'll be discussing skepticism about knowledge; particularly arguments which claim that we can never know that we know the truth. Is anything at all certain? Do we have any beliefs that could never be proven false? If not, why should we believe anything?

Here is some light reading to prepare you for the discussion:

Classic Trilemma: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchhausen_trilemma

Cartesian Doubt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methodic_doubt

Here is some optional reading for those with more time:

Ancient Skepticism: http://www.iep.utm.edu/skepanci/

Contemporary Skepticism: http://www.iep.utm.edu/skepcont/

There will also be a 5 minute presentation to refresh the memory and get us started.

Hope to see you there!