What is doubt?


Doubt, a status between belief and disbelief, involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. Doubt brings into question some notion of a perceived "reality", and may involve delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concerns for mistakes or faults or appropriateness. Some definitions of doubt emphasize the state in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them (compare paradox).

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... While methodic doubt has a nature, one need not hold that knowledge is impossible in order to apply the method of doubt ... Indeed, Descartes' attempt to apply the method of doubt to the existence of himself spawned the proof of his famous saying, "Cogito ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am) ... That is, Descartes tried to doubt his own existence, but found that even his doubting showed that he existed, since he could not doubt if he did not exist ...
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... Many scientific advances have been started by doubt on preceding hypothesis. ...

More definitions of "doubt":

  • (verb): Lack confidence in or have doubts about.
    Example: "I doubt these reports"; "I suspect her true motives"; "she distrusts her stepmother"
  • (verb): Consider unlikely or have doubts about.
    Example: "I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"

Famous quotes containing the word doubt:

    No doubt they rose up early to observe
    The rite of May.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    As the will to truth thus gains self-consciousness—there can be no doubt of that—morality will gradually perish now: this is the great spectacle in a hundred acts reserved for the next two centuries in Europe—the most terrible, most questionable, and perhaps also the most hopeful of all spectacles.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Much of the wisdom of the world is not wisdom, and the most illuminated class of men are no doubt superior to literary fame, and are not writers.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)