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  • Are our senses reliable?

    I have given this issue, probably less thought then it deserves, but have come across an idea, that I hope you all could further articulate and/or critque. Essentially, claiming that your senses arent reliable, is a self-refuting statement, because in order to affirm your senses aren't reliable, you must have reliable senses. For, atleast in this case, to make a claim about the empirical world, you must have some knowledge of it, which can only be gained through sense experience. Let me know what you think.

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    Originally posted by ClassicalLiberal.Theist View Post
    Essentially, claiming that your senses arent reliable, is a self-refuting statement, because in order to affirm your senses aren't reliable, you must have reliable senses.
    Others have discovered this too. Basically, how can you reliably claim that the senses are not reliable when it takes verification of the senses to make the claim? And the verification must be reliable to some reasonable degree, in order for the claim to be serious.

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