Monday, November 07, 2005

Types of Certainty Part 3

Confidence as Certainty

The second type of certainty is not absolute but one that describes a sense of confidence. Dr. Sproul states:

“Obviously when we speak of being “sure” of things or say “certainly,” we are speaking about a kind of certainty that is not the same as a technical philosophical certainty. Here we are using the word certain in a way that describes a particular feeling state that attends a given idea or assertion. Here the word certain describes a sense of confidence or assurance. Such a certainty can manifest relative degrees of intensity, since it is more or less subjected to a mixture of doubt.” –pg 104

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