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Single Idea 1800

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason]

Full Idea

The Sceptics say that they only employ reason as an instrument, because it is impossible to overturn the authority of reason, without employing reason.

Gist of Idea

Sceptics say reason is only an instrument, because reason can only be attacked with reason


report of Pyrrho (reports [c.325 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.Py.8

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.408