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Single Idea 1551

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 5. Atheism]

Full Idea

He said that he did not know whether there were gods - but this is the same as saying that he knew there were no gods.

Gist of Idea

He said he didn't know whether there are gods - but this is the same as atheism


comment on Protagoras (fragments/reports [c.441 BCE], A23) by Diogenes (Oen) - Wall inscription 11 Chil 2

Book Reference

'The First Philosophers', ed/tr. Waterfield,Robin [OUP 2000], p.219