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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 1. Relativism]

Full Idea

Fifth mode: judgements vary according to local custom, law and culture (Persians marry their daughters).


'Law' is the Greek word 'nomos', which also translates as 'convention'

Gist of Idea

Judgements vary according to local culture and law (Mode 5)


report of Pyrrho (reports [c.325 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.Py.9

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.410