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Single Idea 1911

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 4. Cultural relativism]

Full Idea

Even among practices on which all known cultures are agreed, disagreement about them may possibly exist amongst some of the nations which are unknown to us.

Gist of Idea

Even if all known nations agree on a practice, there may be unknown nations which disagree


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], III.234)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.267