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Single Idea 1873

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

Full Idea

When we press the eyeball at one side the forms, figures and sizes of the objects appear oblong and narrow.

Gist of Idea

If we press the side of an eyeball, objects appear a different shape


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], I.47)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.30