Socrates is nowhere represented to us as a freethinker or sceptic
It is well we have no sceptic
here, or he would say that you were working some spell to keep out an evil spirit.
To satisfy himself that this spot was really the centre of the earth, a sceptic
once paid well for the privilege of ascending to the dome of the church to see if the sun gave him a shadow at noon.
You're a dreadful sceptic
, prince," he continued, after a moment's silence.
Some lesser points of the dialogue may be noted, such as (1) the acute observation that Meno prefers the familiar definition, which is embellished with poetical language, to the better and truer one; or (2) the shrewd reflection, which may admit of an application to modern as well as to ancient teachers, that the Sophists having made large fortunes; this must surely be a criterion of their powers of teaching, for that no man could get a living by shoemaking who was not a good shoemaker; or (3) the remark conveyed, almost in a word, that the verbal sceptic
is saved the labour of thought and enquiry (ouden dei to toiouto zeteseos).
Valentin was a sceptic
in the severe style of France, and could have no love for priests.
Nevertheless, whatever a sceptic
might urge in theory, we cannot practically doubt that we got up this morning, that we did various things yesterday, that a great war has been taking place, and so on.
Being no sceptic
, but a moral creature, he was in a manner at the mercy of his righteous passions.
The last idea was the most revolting, but he was a sceptic
, he was young, abstract, and therefore cruel, and so he could not help believing that the last end was the most likely.
By what criteria will you resolve the disagreements, the Sceptic
Professor Nutt, I believe, is a sceptic
on the question of whether hard drugs should be completely banned.
Prof Richard Muller, a physicist and climate change sceptic
who founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (Best) project, said he was surprised by the findings of the scientific study set up to address climate change sceptics
' concerns about whether human-induced global warming is occurring.