more from Pyrrho

Single Idea 1798

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy]

Full Idea

He studied philosophy on the principle of suspending his judgement on all points.

Gist of Idea

He studied philosophy by suspending his judgement on everything


report of Pyrrho (reports [c.325 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.Py.3

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.402

A Reaction

In what sense was Pyrrho a philosopher, then? He must have asserted SOME generalised judgments.