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Pyrrhonian Skepticism$
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195169720

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195169727.001.0001

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Historical Reflections on Classical Pyrrhonism and Neo‐Pyrrhonism

Historical Reflections on Classical Pyrrhonism and Neo‐Pyrrhonism

(p.13) 1 Historical Reflections on Classical Pyrrhonism and Neo‐Pyrrhonism
Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Gisela Striker

Oxford University Press

This essay argues that ancient Pyrrhonists did not decide to suspend judgment, but rather claimed to have found themselves unable to arrive at any judgment. By giving up the attempt, they also claimed to have unexpectedly reached tranquility, then followed the customs of ordinary life without ever claiming to have found the truth. This anti-rational attitude is not likely to be typical of ordinary people, nor would it seem desirable to modern defenders of ordinary practices like Fogelin.

Keywords:   Fogelin, Pyrrho, Pyrrhonism, Pyrrhonian skepticism, tranquility, suspension of judgment

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