My worldview, skepticism, is very misconstruing in my opinion. I think that the description that the book described threw me off of what I thought the definition of skepticism would be. With that being said I agree with the first part where it said "no one knows the truth", but then it turned into that I would be a hypocrite in a way because, how would I know if I was right if no one knew the truth? To even more compel things I would have to say I'm more confused than agreeing or disagreeing.
I would consider myself somewhat skeptical in some situations because I do believe that people don't know the full truth about everything, even if it's a religious belief that they hold true. A Christian man who is devoted in every way possible to his religion would truly believe in god, but a man firmly convicted to atheism and that there is no great being and everything is science-based then they, of course, will believe there is no god. With the devoted Christian though how would he know that science is what created the earth, and then the eternal argument begins back and forth between each side of the debate. The man of science could easily say it was some atomic reaction, but then how is man created? Another debate that could go on for centuries on end. No one truly knows the truth.
With all of that being said, knowing the truth can still be possible, which turns me to believe I am not all to skeptical. If 2+2=4, then you know that it would equal 4. My view on truth is no one knows the "great truth" like what made the earth or what happens when you die. That's a reason why I don't agree with the second half of the description.
The part that got me is when the reading talked about a skeptic not knowing if someone doesn't know the truth, which in my opinion, was only stated to spark debate but still effective. If you say "no one knows the truth" it's more of an opinion than saying that you know for sure. The writer of the skepticism part could be a little bit skeptical on his view of skepticism.
On to the "problems" of skepticism. The first problem that states that skeptics believe in the fact that no one can know any truth is a bit extra. T...