Pyrrho

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Pyrrho

(ˈpɪrəʊ)
n
(Biography) ?365–?275 bc, Greek philosopher; founder of scepticism. He maintained that true wisdom and happiness lie in suspension of judgment, since certain knowledge is impossible to attain
ˈPyrrhonism n
ˈPyrrhonist n, adj
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The Hellenistic philosophers considered are Epicurus; the stoics Zeno, Cleanthes, and Chrysippus; and Pyrrho of Elis.
Ancient scepticism' is a term that standardly encompasses two philosophical traditions stretching from the third century BCE to approximately the second century CE: Pyrrhonism, named after its eponymous founder Pyrrho of Elis (360-270 BCE), and Academic scepticism, a sceptical movement which arose in the Platonic Academy around 268 BCE, when Arcesilaus of Pitane (316/5-241/0) became its head.
includes a wide range of people, including Saint Bonaventure, Pyrrho of Elis, and more contemporary luminaries like Quine and Putnam and an equally wide variety of concepts such as the "brain in a vat" questions and parapsychology.