Pyrrhonist

  • 1 Pyrrhonist — Pyr rho*nist, n. A follower of Pyrrho; a skeptic. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Pyrrhonist — noun see Pyrrhonism …

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  • 3 pyrrhonist — n. Sceptic, doubter …

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  • 4 pyrrhonist — pyr·rho·nist …

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  • 5 pyrrhonist — A skeptic who accepts nothing at face value …

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  • 6 pyrrhonist — ˈpirənə̇st noun Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin pyrrhoneus pyrrhonian (from pyrrhon , Pyrrho 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher, from Greek Pyrrhōn) + English ist 1. : a follower of Pyrrho or an adherent of Pyrrhonism 2. : skeptic …

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  • 7 Pyrrhonism — Pyrrhonist, n. Pyrrhonistic, adj. /pir euh niz euhm/, n. 1. the Skeptic doctrines of Pyrrho and his followers. 2. extreme or absolute skepticism. [1660 70; < Gk Pýrrhon PYRRHO + ISM] * * * …

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  • 8 Timeline of Western philosophers — A wide ranging list of philosophers from the Western traditions of philosophy. Included are not only philosophers (Socrates, Plato), but also those who have had a marked importance upon the philosophy of the day.The list stops at the year 1950,… …

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  • 9 epistemology — epistemological /i pis teuh meuh loj i keuhl/, adj. epistemologically, adv. epistemologist, n. /i pis teuh mol euh jee/, n. a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. [1855 60; < Gk… …

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  • 10 Sceptics (The) — The sceptics Michael Frede INTRODUCTION When we speak of ‘scepticism’ and of ‘sceptics’, we primarily think of a philosophical position according to which nothing is known for certain, or even nothing can be known for certain. There are certain… …

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  • 11 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.… …

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  • 12 Doubt — • A state in which the mind is suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Doubt     Doubt      …

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  • 13 Montaigne, Michel de — (1533 1592)    French moral philoso pher and author, commonly regarded as the inventor of the personal essay as a literary genre. His father was a wealthy lawyer who had risen to the minor nobility. The father was himself attracted to classi cal… …

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  • 14 Seventeenth-century materialism: Gassendi and Hobbes — T.Sorell In the English speaking world Pierre Gassendi is probably best known as the author of a set of Objections to Descartes’s Meditations. These Objections, the fifth of seven sets collected by Mersenne, are relatively long and full, and… …

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  • 15 sceptic — Skeptic Skep tic, n. [Gr. skeptiko s thoughtful, reflective, fr. ske ptesqai to look carefully or about, to view, consider: cf. L. scepticus, F. sceptique. See {Scope}.] [Written also {sceptic}.] 1. One who is yet undecided as to what is true;… …

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  • 16 Skeptic — Skep tic, n. [Gr. skeptiko s thoughtful, reflective, fr. ske ptesqai to look carefully or about, to view, consider: cf. L. scepticus, F. sceptique. See {Scope}.] [Written also {sceptic}.] 1. One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is …

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  • 17 Pyrrhonism — noun Etymology: French pyrrhonisme, from Pyrrhon Pyrrho, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher, from Greek Pyrrhōn Date: circa 1670 1. the doctrines of a school of ancient extreme skeptics who suspended judgment on every proposition compare… …

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  • 18 Sextus Empiricus — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = Ancient philosophy color = #B0C4DE name = Sextus Empiricus birth = c. 160 AD death = c. 210 AD, possibly in Alexandria or Rome school tradition = Skepticism influences = Pyrrho, Timon of… …

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  • 19 Constructivist epistemology — is an epistemological perspective in philosophy about the nature of scientific knowledge[1]. Constructivists maintain that scientific knowledge is constructed by scientists and not discovered from the world. Constructivists claim that the… …

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  • 20 Greco-Buddhism — [ Buddha, in Greco Buddhist style, 1st 2nd century CE, Gandhara (Modern Pakistan). (Standing Buddha (Tokyo National Museum)).] Greco Buddhism, sometimes spelt Graeco Buddhism, refers to the cultural syncretism between Hellenistic culture and… …

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