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Single Idea 492

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

Full Idea

It will be obvious that it is impossible to understand how in reality each thing is.

Gist of Idea

It is obviously impossible to understand the reality of each thing


Democritus (fragments/reports [c.431 BCE], B008), quoted by Sextus Empiricus - Against the Professors (six books) 7.137

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.93