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As regards philosophy, what is uncertainty?


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Uncertainty is simply a word used to describe any event that cannot be ascribed a probability of 1.

For instance, imagine that you toss a coin. There is uncertainty as to whether it will land heads or tails, because you don't know which of the two ways it will land up.

In this strict sense, most things are uncertain - for instance whether the sun will rise tomorrow is not a certainty because it is logically possible for the sun to explode or undergo some unforeseen catastrophic event and explode before tomorrow comes.

Uncertainty is therefore used for almost every circumstance in this context.

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