De opschorting van het oordeel | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 108, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-5275
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1244



What does it take to suspend one’s judgment? In this introduction to the special issue ‘Scepticism and the suspension of judgment’, I present a conceptual analysis of suspension of judgment (what it is, what it isn’t, and why we might want to do it). Basically I argue that suspension is a mental attitude of neutrality. If you suspend judgment on a certain proposition, you are neutral towards its truth. In addition, I make a few suggestions on how to further analyse this attitude of neutrality, and distinguish it from other attitudes such as doubt and inquisitiveness.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): doubt; inquisitiveness; neutrality; suspension of judgment
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