This argument involves the notion that we can only judge or have an opinion about something if we have experienced it ourselves. If that were the case, we would first have to, e.g., jump from a particular cliff in order to be able to argue for or against jumping from that cliff. This view originates from empiricism, according to which there are supposedly no general principles in nature, but only statements applicable to a given situation. For an empiricist, each new jump from a cliff would always be a new unknown we could not draw conclusions from past observations that we could apply to the future or other similar situations respectively.

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