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Single Idea 1880

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 3. Subjectivism]

Full Idea

Actions which seem shameful to us when sober do not seem shameful when drunk.

Gist of Idea

Some actions seem shameful when sober but not when drunk


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], I.109)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.48