fallibilism

noun fal·li·bi·lism \ˈfaləbəˌlizəm\

Definition of fallibilism

plural

-s

  1. :  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

fallibilist

\-lə̇st\ noun, plural

-s

fallibilistic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of fallibilism

Medieval Latin fallibilis + English -ism


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