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Single Idea 2668

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 3. Illusion Scepticism]

Full Idea

Epicurus says that if one sense has told a lie once in a man's life, no sense must ever be believed.

Gist of Idea

Epicurus says if one of a man's senses ever lies, none of his senses should ever be believed


report of Epicurus (fragments/reports [c.289 BCE]) by M. Tullius Cicero - Academica II.25.79

Book Reference

Cicero: 'De Natura Deorum and Academica (XIX)', ed/tr. Rackham,H. [Harvard Loeb 1933], p.567