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Ideas of Pyrrho, by Text

[Greek, 365 - 270 BCE, Born in Elis, Greece. Taught by Bryson, and by Anaxarchus of Abdera.]

325BCE talk
p.114 Academics said that Pyrrhonians were guilty of 'negative dogmatism' [Fogelin]
p.115 The Pyrrhonians attacked the dogmas of professors, not ordinary people [Fogelin]
p.116 If we need a criterion of truth, we need to know whether it is the correct criterion [Fogelin]
p.402 He studied philosophy by suspending his judgement on everything [Diog. Laertius]
p.408 Sceptics say reason is only an instrument, because reason can only be attacked with reason [Diog. Laertius]
p.409 Animals vary in their feelings and judgements (Mode 1) [Diog. Laertius]
p.409 Individuals vary in responses and feelings (Mode 2) [Diog. Laertius]
p.410 Judgements vary according to local culture and law (Mode 5) [Diog. Laertius]
p.410 Objects vary according to which sense perceives them (Mode 3) [Diog. Laertius]
p.410 Perception varies with madness or disease (Mode 4) [Diog. Laertius]
p.411 Perception varies with viewing distance and angle (Mode 7) [Diog. Laertius]
p.411 Perception of things depends on their size or quantity (Mode 8) [Diog. Laertius]
p.411 Perception of objects depends on surrounding conditions (Mode 6) [Diog. Laertius]
p.412 Perception is affected by expectations (Mode 9) [Diog. Laertius]
p.412 Perception and judgement depend on comparison (Mode 10) [Diog. Laertius]
p.416 There are no causes, because they are relative, and alike things can't cause one another [Diog. Laertius]
p.417 Motion can't move where it is, and can't move where it isn't, so it can't exist [Diog. Laertius]