fal·​li·​bi·​lism | \ ˈfaləbəˌlizəm \
plural -s

Definition of fallibilism

: a theory that it is impossible to attain absolutely certain empirical knowledge because the statements constituting it cannot be ultimately and completely verified opposed to infallibilism

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Other Words from fallibilism

fallibilist \ -​lə̇st \ noun, plural -s
fallibilistic \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦listik \ adjective

History and Etymology for fallibilism

Medieval Latin fallibilis + English -ism

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“Fallibilism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallibilism. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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