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Author: Benjamin Wilck

simply demolish his opponents’ views. Instead, the Sceptic sets up oppositions of equally convincing arguments for conflicting conclusions so as to induce a suspension of belief, as defined in Sextus’ major work, the Outlines of Scepticism : (8) Scepticism is an ability to set out oppositions

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Máté Veres

better-off than the dogmatist, due to the results that suspension brings in two distinct domains of human existence ( PH I.25). First, concerning the distress ( tarachē ) that arises merely because of rashly accepted beliefs, one who does not accept those beliefs is in a better position than another who

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Justin Vlasits

what the Sceptic’s way of life is designed to avoid.” 3 The way that this objection is normally formulated, the question is whether it is possible for a Pyrrhonian to inquire at all, given their suspension of judgement and argumentative techniques. Sextus directly answers a version of this objection

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: R.J. Hankinson

another, 3 or whether the sceptic can have beliefs, and if so of what sort. 4 What I am concerned with is whether they can legitimately be said to have a method, and if so whether it is the sort of thing sceptics can properly ascribe to themselves: how if at all one could claim, without overbalancing

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Glisson. At the heart of panchchism or, as Cudworth chose to call it with another neologism of his own coinage, »hylozoism« is the notion of »living matter«, which is meant to render superfluous the belief in a transcendent creator God. In his magisterial outline of atheisms old and new, Cudworth sought

In: Panentheism and Panpsychism