The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-28-2002

Abstract

How could there have been a group of philosophers who said they really were skeptics? How could they have claimed to suspend judgment about all non-evident matters which were presented to them and to have gone their way adoxastös (without belief) by (as they said) “following the appearances” (PH 1.23)? That is the question I would like to answer.

Notes

Brian Ribeiro presented “Is Pyrrhonism Psychological Possible?” to the Society at its meeting with the Pacific Division in Seattle in 2002. A revised version was published in Ancient Philosophy 22 (2002) 319-331. That version is available online at: https://www.academia.edu/4204647/Is_Pyrrhonism_Psychologically_Possible

For information about the author see: http://www.utc.edu/philosophy-religion/profiles/faculty/snc959.php