What is ethical skepticism?
Ethical skepticism refers to the skeptic approach to moral issues: right and wrong.
In philosophy, skepticism is more complex than simply being wary of taking someone else’s word for something. In the classical (ancient Greek) tradition of philosophy, skepticism is an approach to knowledge and truth that begins from the premise that we can’t know anything for certain, so the right way to approach the pursuit of knowledge or truth is to suspend judgement for as long as possible.
This classical approach to philosophy was adopted by the influential Enlightenment thinker Descartes, who foregrounded ”doubt” in his system of knowledge. He gave us the maxim “I think, therefore I am,” however, which was his baseline example for coming up with a logical or rational method for philosophy.