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Single Idea 1871

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 1. Perceptual Realism / c. Representative realism]

Full Idea

Honey appears to sceptics to be sweet, but whether it is also sweet in its essence is for us a matter of doubt, since this is not an appearance but a judgement.

Gist of Idea

Whether honey is essentially sweet may be doubted, as it is a matter of judgement rather than appearance


Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism [c.180], I.20)

Book Reference

Sextus Empiricus: 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism', ed/tr. Bury,R.G. [Prometheus 1990], p.22