Agnosticism

Discipline: Philosophy

Any view claiming that knowledge is unobtainable in a given area, whether merely in practice or (and more usually) in principle too. Term invented by Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) in 1869.

In religious matters, agnosticism should be distinguished from atheism (the view that there is no god), though it sometimes includes the view that sentences like 'There is a god' are meaningless rather than true or false.

Also see: skepticism

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