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Single Idea 1528

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 1. Scepticism]

Full Idea

In reality we know nothing about anything, but belief restructures things for each of us.

Gist of Idea

We in fact know nothing, but we each restructure our reality with beliefs


Democritus (fragments/reports [c.431 BCE], B007), quoted by Sextus Empiricus - Against the Professors (six books) 7.136

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.176