A doubt is an indeterminacy between two decisions or two judgments. It is a hesitation that can be experienced before a fact, a news or a belief. For example: “The official version of this story gives me great doubts”, “Teacher, I have a doubt regarding the topic you have just explained”, “There is no doubt: he is a great player who will benefit the team”.
Doubt implies a state of uncertainty: where there are doubts, there are no certainties. If a person doubts something, he is not sure of the validity of that question. Doubt is a limit to trust since, where there are doubts, there is no belief in the truth of knowledge. According to abbreviationfinder, DBTF stands for Doubtful.
A doubt is an indeterminacy between two judgments or decisions.
Doubt can affect a belief or thought or be projected into action. A man can doubt his wife’s fidelity and continue to act unchanged, or he can turn that doubt into a decision and raise the issue with the woman.
In other cases, the doubt may imply a suspension of the decision: “I had planned to invest my savings in a field but now I have a doubt: will it be a good decision in this economic context?”
Doubt can be associated with uncertainty.
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The term in philosophy
The philosophers emphasize that, when a doubt is accepted as ignorance (the subject doubts because he does not know or, at least, lacks certainties), it can become a source of knowledge since it encourages reflection, study and research.
Starting from everything we have analyzed so far, we have to make it clear that there is what is known as philosophical doubt. It is a term that is used to define that period in which a person, absolutely voluntarily, decides to suspend the trial with the clear objective of being able to carry out a process of coordination of both the knowledge you have as your ideas on a particular topic.
On the other hand, we cannot ignore the fact that it is also common for us to speak within the philosophical field of what is known as unleashing doubt. Specifically, with said verbal locution, what it is trying to express is that someone is giving a solution to a specific issue.
It should be noted that René Descartes used to be called the philosopher of doubt since he refused to accept everything that could be doubted from a rational point of view.
Benefit of the doubt
In the field of law there is also another verbal locution that uses the term that we are dealing with now.
We are referring to the expression benefit of the doubt, which comes to refer to that acquittal of an accused carried out by a judge considering that there is no well-founded evidence that could have proven his guilt.
Sergio Paulo Barbosa Valente
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore the fact that there is an important footballer who is known as Duda.
We are alluding to the Portuguese Sergio Paulo Barbosa Valente who, on a regular basis, played in the left wing position and who has played for various European clubs such as Vitoria de Guimaraes, Cádiz, Sevilla and Málaga. Duda retired from professional soccer in 2017.