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Hi,

In a paper I'm writing, I want to distinguish between the person who starts a "philosophical journey" (so to speak), at the end of which he'll become a Skeptic, and the person who has already become a Skeptic. In the first case, I've used the expression "future Skeptic", and in the second, the expressions "mature Skeptic" and "full-blown (or full-fledged) Skeptic". I'd like to know if this is ok.

To designate the person I call "future Skeptic", I've seen that a scholar employs "developing Skeptic" and "novice Skeptic".

Cheers,

Sextus
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"Incipient"?

"Full-blown" and "full(y)-fledged" seem ok.

(May a Skeptic regard himself as "full-fledged"?)

MrP
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"Incipient"? I'm thinking... "Future" may mean "that is to be or to come". Hence, it seems that I could talk about a "future skeptic", couldn't I?

(May a Skeptic regard himself as "full-fledged"?) I think he may. In any case, at least the student of skepticism could, in principle, say so.

Sextus
"Future" seems ok to me. (Better than "novice", I think; and "developing" seems inadvertently to build in almost a sense of "approval".)

MrP