agnosticism

  • 1 Agnosticism — • A philosophical theory of the limitations of knowledge, professing doubt of or disbelief in some or all of the powers of knowing possessed by the human mind Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Agnosticism     Agnosticism …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 agnosticism — AGNOSTICÍSM s.n. Concepţie filozofică idealistă care neagă, parţial sau total, posibilitatea cunoaşterii obiective a lumii, a esenţei fenomenelor. – Din fr. agnosticisme. Trimis de ana zecheru, 18.03.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  agnosticísm s. n. (sil.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Agnosticism — Ag*nos ti*cism, n. That doctrine which, professing ignorance, neither asserts nor denies. Specifically: (Theol.) The doctrine that the existence of a personal Deity, an unseen world, etc., can be neither proved nor disproved, because of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 agnosticism — (n.) 1870, from AGNOSTIC (Cf. agnostic) + ISM (Cf. ism). The agnostic does not simply say, I do not know. He goes another step, and he says, with great emphasis, that you do not know. [Robert G. Ingersoll, Reply to Dr. Lyman Abbott, 1890] …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 agnosticism —    Agnosticism is variously defined as (1) lack of belief in God, (2) lack of belief in God and lack of belief that there is no God, (3) the view that the existence of God cannot be proved, and (4) the view that the existence of God cannot be… …

    Christian Philosophy

  • 6 agnosticism — [ag näs′ti siz΄əm] n. the doctrine of agnostics: distinguished from ATHEISM …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Agnosticism — Certainty series Agnosticism Belief Certainty Doubt Determinism Epistemology Estimation Fallibilism …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 agnosticism — /ag nos teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine or belief of an agnostic. 2. an intellectual doctrine or attitude affirming the uncertainty of all claims to ultimate knowledge. [1870 75; AGNOSTIC + ISM] * * * Doctrine that one cannot know the… …

    Universalium

  • 9 Agnosticism — the philosophical view that the truth values of certain claims particularly theological claims regarding the existence of God, gods, or deities are unknown, inherently unknowable, or incoherent, and therefore, (some agnostics may go as far to… …

    Mini philosophy glossary

  • 10 agnosticism — noun /æɡˈnɒstɪsɪzəm,æɡˈnɑstɪsɪzəm/ a) The view that absolute truth or ultimate certainty is unattainable, especially regarding knowledge not based on experience or perceivable phenomena. The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 agnosticism — [[t]ægnɒ̱stɪsɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Agnosticism is the belief that it is not possible to say definitely whether or not there is a God. Compare atheism …

    English dictionary

  • 12 agnosticism — agnostic ► NOUN ▪ a person who believes that nothing can be known concerning the existence of God. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to agnostics. DERIVATIVES agnosticism noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 agnosticism — noun 1. a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God agnosticism holds that you can neither prove nor disprove God s existence • Hypernyms: ↑religious orientation 2. the disbelief in any claims of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 agnosticism — noun see agnostic I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 agnosticism — The view that some proposition is not known, and perhaps cannot be known to be true or false. The term is particularly applied to theological doctrines …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 16 agnosticism — Synonyms and related words: Humism, Pyrrhonism, atheism, blankmindedness, callowness, denial, disbelief, discredit, doubt, empty headedness, greenhornism, greenness, heresy, hiatus of learning, ignorance, ignorantism, ignorantness, inability to… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 AGNOSTICISM —    the doctrine which disclaims all knowledge of the supersensuous, or denies that we know or can know the absolute, the infinite, or God …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 18 agnosticísm — s. n. (sil. mf. a ) …

    Romanian orthography

  • 19 agnosticism — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. freethinking, disbelief, faithlessness, doubting, closed mindedness, skepticism, atheism. Simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe. Thomas… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 AGNOSTICISM —    the doctrine that all knowledge of such entities as a divine BEING, IMMORTALITY, and a supernatural world is impossible. The word is attributed to the nineteenth century SKEPTIC, T. H. HUXLEY and is used by people who wish to avoid professing… …

    Concise dictionary of Religion


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