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Single Idea 3064

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 6. Scepticism Critique]

Full Idea

When sceptics say that they define nothing, and that every argument has an opposite argument, they here give a positive definition, and assert a positive dogma.

Gist of Idea

When sceptics say that nothing is definable, or all arguments have an opposite, they are being dogmatic


Diogenes Laertius (Lives of Eminent Philosophers [c.250], 9.11.11)

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.418