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Single Idea 1815

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

Full Idea

Fourteenth mode: reasoning requires arbitrary faith in preliminary hypotheses.


One of the 'modes of scepticism'

Gist of Idea

Reasoning needs arbitrary faith in preliminary hypotheses (Mode 14)


report of Agrippa (fragments/reports [c.60]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.Py.10

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.413