Saturday, June 18, 2005

Pyrrho of Elis (c. 360-270 BC)

Pyrrhonian Scepticism

the goal of the sceptical attitude is ataraxia, or the state of tranquillity, and this is achieved by the suspension of judgement or epoche on the question of the real nature of things. It makes use of argument schematas, known as the ‘Modes of Scepticism’, in order to establish the need for suspension of judgement.

and I thought I was an existentialist with a touch of pseudo-ZEN

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inspired by [wittgenstein-dialognet]

Is Wittgenstein a pyrrhonian sceptic?


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