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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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27) It is in this world of uncontrolled criticism, of Pyrrhonic scepticism, of solipsism that our relativism has been born.
This assumption is closely related to Pyrrhonic scepticism that holds that no certain knowledge is possible.
By undercutting Pyrrhonic skepticism which mistrusts perception ("they even say that snow is not w hite"), (143) Beroalde puts a premium on sense-experience evaluated by reason.
19) An "amused, Pyrrhonic aesthete" is Huxley's well-known description of the author of Brave New World; see the 1946 "Foreword" to the novel in the Collected Edition, viii.
In the 1946 foreword to Brave New World, Huxley characterized "the author of the fable" as an "amused, Pyrrhonic aesthete" (viii).