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  • Pyrrhonian — adjective Characteristic of the Greek philosopher …   Wiktionary

  • pyrrhonian — pyr·rho·ni·an …   English syllables

  • Pyrrhonian —   a. pertaining to Pyrrho, Greek sceptic philosopher of 4th century BC; extremely sceptical.    ♦ Pyrrhonism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyrrhonian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrrhonian skepticism — a school or method of doubt regarding what is held as knowledge. • Pyrrhonian skepticism or pyrrhonism a Hellenistic school of skepticism that inquired about, but did not reject, dogmatic beliefs because the lack of belief is not the same as… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • skepticism — /skep teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. skeptical attitude or temper; doubt. 2. doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, esp. Christianity. 3. (cap.) the doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt. Also, scepticism. [1640 50; < NL… …   Universalium

  • Moral skepticism — denotes a class of metaethical theories all members of which entail that no one has any moral knowledge. Many moral skeptics also make the stronger, modal, claim that moral knowledge is impossible. Moral skepticism is particularly opposed to… …   Wikipedia

  • Philosophical skepticism — For a general discussion of skepticism, see Skepticism. Philosophical skepticism (from Greek σκέψις skepsis meaning enquiry UK spelling, scepticism) is both a philosophical school of thought and a method that crosses disciplines and cultures.… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Popkin — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 20th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE name = Richard Popkin birth = December 27, 1923 death = April 14, 2005 school tradition = Scepticism, Pyrrhonian skepticism | main interests = History… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyrrhonism — Pyrrhonism, or Pyrrhonian skepticism, was a school of skepticism founded by Aenesidemus in the first century BC and recorded by Sextus Empiricus in the late 2nd century or early 3rd century AD. It was named after Pyrrho, a philosopher who lived… …   Wikipedia

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