Timon of Phlius


Timon of Phlius
(c. 320–230 BC)
A sceptical follower of Pyrrho, principally known for the acerbic and satirical style of his Silloi or lampoons against the ‘dogmatic’ philosophers. To the idea that although the senses and reason are each untrustworthy, possibly they can work together to give knowledge, his response was the pithy ‘birds of a feather flock together’.

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