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Single Idea 1820

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 1. Empiricism]

Full Idea

The criteria of truth are the senses, the preconceptions, and the passions.

Gist of Idea

The criteria of truth are senses, preconceptions and passions


report of Epicurus (fragments/reports [c.289 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 10.20

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.435