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Refreshing to new and weary seekers of truth alike. If you claim to be a skeptic and have not read The Ethical Skeptic, you risk echo-chamber irrelevancy.


I really think that you can learn more from The Ethical Skeptic than from any other contemporary source of philosophy. It is like a compendium of truly rational independent thought, without the usual short-sighted badmouthing of everything even somewhat metaphysical-sounding, yet all the more rational for it. No stupid materialism vs. idealism or analytical vs. continental shenanigans – but lots of fundamental epistemology and criticism of common thinking, with an abundance of scientific and cultural competence (a surprisingly rare but necessary combination). It is also written in a time when something like it is badly, badly needed …

~ TS

I suspect that I possess neither the lifetime nor competencies to grasp all that is said therein; nevertheless inside I also suspect greatness.

~ Tech Journalist

An extraordinary work. Masterpiece.

~ LS

Essential for any philosophy of science course. The pageantry of pseudo-skepticism is abused to belie its truly corrupt core. What we lacked are the frameworks necessary in pinpointing the very flaws and deceptions many of us have sensed, but have been unable to articulate. That is, until now.


Sir, I hope you realize the high quality of material you have produced here. Hopefully you will choose a world stage someday and take personal credit for it. The material is that good.


This site/blog/whatever is messing with my mind and I love it!

~ SR

I love that blog by The Ethical Skeptic. It punches effectively and by the end I was cheering!

~ PhD Physicist

I am a military intelligence instructor. Honestly, your knowledge structure of deception ought to be standard teaching inside graduate level US military intelligence courses. Do you mind if I use your material to do so?


I was asked by a colleague, just whom I regarded to be a signature philosopher of our time, as viewed say a century into the future; to which I responded, “I don’t even know his name, other than ethical skeptic”.

~ JP

[One of the] best non Cathedral empiricists outside Nassim Taleb.

~ BH

Brilliant stuff… I’ve bookmarked that guy. He is super savvy. I love smart articulate logician philosophers. We need more of them.

~ RC

…now I have some good articles to refer to. Basically your blog has proven to me that I’m not alone in the universe when it comes to my concerns. I wish more people would read it.

~ CJ

[If you’re] a lawyer, ‘The Tree of Knowledge Obfuscation’ should be almost compulsory reading. I see so many things there I recognize but never had names for, nor suspect that anyone else has.


My mind is absolutely blown.

~ MA