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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.


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:

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