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Single Idea 578

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

Full Idea

Cratylus thought speech of any kind was radically inappropriate and that expression should be restricted exclusively to the movement of the finger.

Gist of Idea

Cratylus decided speech was hopeless, and his only expression was the movement of a finger


report of Cratylus (fragments/reports [c.425 BCE]) by Aristotle - Metaphysics 1010a

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.101