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n.1.A follower of Pyrrho; a skeptic.
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However, the Pyrrhonist skepticism outlined by Sextus Empiricus provides, we suggest, an ancient counterpart to our proposal, which has implications for aesthetic and moral value appreciation.12 On our account, the advantage of Pyrrhonian skepticism is that it allows for the suspension of epistemic urges, such as those involved in assertion, judgment and conceptual categorization.
The Beliefs of a Pyrrhonist. In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society, no28.
ALEX WILSON, "A Pyrrhonist Examination of Scientific Knowledge." Adviser: Jagdish Hattiangadi.
Also, "far from expressing a thoroughly Pyrrhonist attitude, Pseudo-Martyr is as much concerned with good and safe grounds of faith as with demonstrating the self-contradictory and ...
In Chapter 3, Lynch claims that the skeptical challenge posed by the Pyrrhonist Sextus Empiricus (who, by the way, was not an ancient Roman writer, contrary to Lynch's characterization) does not concern unreflective or animal knowledge, but our ability to defend our beliefs publicly by means of objective reasons.
Among the topics are the Cyrenaics versus the Pyrrhonists on knowledge of appearances, skepticism and everyday life, Sextus Empiricu on skeptical piety, moderate ethical realism in Sextus' Against the Ethicists, and whether the Pyrrhonist is an internalist.
[T]he characteristic attitude of the Pyrrhonist is one of Aporia, of being at a loss, puzzled, stumped, stymied [...] Unlike doubting, Aporia does not imply understanding [...] [T]he Pyrrhonist is at a loss as to whether to classify [claims about the external world] as true, as false, or, more important, as neither (Mates, 1966, p.
From a philosophical standpoint, one can observe in particular two decisive points at which Pico's "philosophy" can be qualified as "Christian," but not as "pyrrhonist": the first is his misunderstanding of the "zetetic" (investigative) nature of skepsis; the second is his rejection of ataraxia as a moral end to pursue.
59-99) Renwick analyses the text as an exercise in polemic, noting how Voltaire advances an ostensibly incontrovertible thesis (the Parlement is a supreme court, not a latter-day Estates-General) while deploying Pyrrhonist arguments ('tout change') to undermine any legitimizing historical basis for the Parlement's increasingly aggressive remonstrances.