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Julia Annas

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195096521

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195096525.001.0001

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The Sceptics: Accepting What Is Natural

The Sceptics: Accepting What Is Natural

(p.201) 8 The Sceptics: Accepting What Is Natural
The Morality of Happiness

Julia Annas (Contributor Webpage)

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Ancient sceptics, both Pyrrhonian and Academic, cannot appeal to nature as other philosophers do without falling into the commitment to beliefs that they seek to avoid. Nonetheless, they rely on nature in an undogmatic way as support for life and action, when argument on both sides of a case has produced suspension of judgement. Tensions arise when this undogmatic reliance takes the form of a structured theory, as in Sextus Empiricus.

Keywords:   academics, nature, Pyrrhonians, Sceptics, Sextus Empiricus, suspension of judgement

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