Sextus Empiricus And Greek Skepticism by Patrick

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11, 61, 62. [2] Diog. IX. 11, 66. [3] Diog. IX. 11, 63. [4] Diog. IX. 11, 67. [5] Diog. IX. 11, 66. [6] Diog. IX. 11, 64. [1] Nothing is, in itself, one thing more than another, but all experience is CHAPTER V. [2] Pyrrho's aim was [Greek: ataraxia] and his life furnished a marked example of the spirit of indifference, for which the expression [Greek: apatheia] is better suited than the later one, [Greek: ataraxia]. [4] [1] Diog. IX. 11, 61. [2] Diog. IX. 11, 61-62. [3] Diog. IX. 11. 66. [4] Diog.

40. The picture on the other hand, presented to us by Sextus and Tertullian, is that of a man with a system of beliefs and dogmas, which lead, he says, to the philosophy of Heraclitus. In strange contradiction to his CHAPTER IV. 36 assertion of the impossibility of all knowledge, he advocates a theory that the original substance is air,[1] which is most certainly a dogma, although indeed a deviation from the teachings of Heraclitus, of which Sextus seemed unconscious, as he says, [Greek: to te on kata ton Hêrakleiton aêr estin, hôs physin ho Ainêsidêmos].

Whatever may be said against the accuracy of Sextus as a general historian of philosophy, especially in regard to the older schools, he cannot certainly be accused of ignorance respecting the school of which he was at that time the head. [1] Saisset contends[2] that Aenesidemus really passed from the philosophy of Heraclitus to that of Pyrrho, and made the statement that Scepticism is the path to the philosophy of Heraclitus to defend his change of view, although in his case the change had been just the opposite to the one he defends.

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