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An Outline of Sextus' Pyrrhonism

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780198238522
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679667 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0006
An Outline of Sextus' Pyrrhonism

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This chapter offers an overview of the general features of Sextus' scepticism and the rhetorical devices he uses to express his philosophical position. Sextus' Pyrrhonean scepticism is a radical scepticism that leads to him suspending belief on all non-evident matters of inquiry because it seems to him that it is impossible to give a rational justification of even one claim about such matters.

Keywords: Sextus; scepticism; Pyrrhonism

Chapter.  11524 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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