One cannot prove the alleged worthlessness of reason by rational arguments, because if reason is impotent at gaining knowledge, it is equally impotent at proving itself such.

(If, however, we can rigorously prove reason to be feckless, than there is at least one thing reason is good for, namely, undermining our confidence in itself.)

Yet reason may nevertheless still be inadequate despite our inability to demonstrate it.

Thus, skeptical arguments are self-defeating but not self-refuting.


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