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Pyrrhonism and Common Sense

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/9780198238522.003.0008
Pyrrhonism and Common Sense

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This chapter argues that the Pyrrhonist's strategy for achieving his goal of άταραξία or tranquillity demands that the mature Pyrrhonist's έποχή should be far more extensive that the έποχή associated with the ordinary person. Philip Hallie's account of the scope of Pyrrhonist's έποχή is profoundly unsatisfactory.

Keywords: Sextus; Pyrrhonist; scepticism; common sense; tranquillity

Chapter.  15644 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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