Sextus Empiricus and the Skeptic's Beliefs
Bruzina, David Arata
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In his Outlines of Skepticism, Sextus Empiricus claims that the Pyrrhonian Skeptic can live without holding beliefs. According to the â Rusticâ interpretation of this claim, Sextus holds that the Skeptic lives without beliefs of any kind. According to the â Urbaneâ interpretation, Sextusâ claim concerns only a restricted category of beliefs. I discuss each interpretation in the context of Sextusâ broader philosophical stance, and argue for an Urbane interpretation. On this view, Pyrrhonism represents a practicable stance towards the world.
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