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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 6. Scepticism Critique]

Full Idea

Natural science has grown to greatness by pushing ruthlessly aside the rank growth of ancient skepticism and renouncing the attempt to conquer it.

Gist of Idea

Natural science has become great by just ignoring ancient scepticism


Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], I.2.026)

Book Reference

Husserl,Edmund: 'Ideas: general introduction to pure phenomenology', ed/tr. Boyce Gibson,W [Routledge 2012], p.45

A Reaction

This may be because scepticism is boring, or it may be because science 'brackets' scepticism, leaving philosophers to worry about it.