Empiricus Quotes

Sextus Empiricus was a Greek Pyrrhonist philosopher and Empiric school physician.

“Sextus Empiricus was a Greek Pyrrhonist philosopher and Empiric school physician.

“By skepticism . . . we arrive first at suspension of judgment, and second at freedom from disturbance.

“Skepticism relieved two terrible diseases that afflicted mankind: anxiety and dogmatism.”

“The wise man is always similar to himself.”

“The skeptic, being a lover of his kind, desires to cure by speech, as best he can, the self-conceit and rashness of the dogmatists.

“Plato, quite decadently, wore an earring while young.”

“The Mode of circular reasoning is the form used when the proof itself which ought to establish the matter of inquiry requires confirmation derived from the matter; in this case, being unable to assume either in order to establish the other, we suspend judgement about both.

“Guard yourself from lying; there is he who deceives and there is he who is deceived.”

“The Mode of circular reasoning is the form used when the proof itself which ought to establish the matter of inquiry requires confirmation derived from the matter; in this case, being unable to assume either in order to establish the other, we suspend judgement about both.”

“If Socrates died, then either he died when we was living, or when he was dead. But he couldn’t have died when he was living, for he was not dead when he was living. But he couldn’t have died when he was dead, for when he was dead he had already died. Therefore, Socrates never died.”

“The skeptic, being a lover of his kind, desires to cure by speech, as best he can, the self-conceit and rashness of the dogmatists.”

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