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Pyrrho

[pir-oh]
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noun
  1. c365–c275 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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  • Scepticism is of two kinds, that of Pyrrho, and that of examination.

    A Logic Of Facts

    George Jacob Holyoake

  • But I do not forget that Epictetus was a slave and Pyrrho a gardener.

    The Queen Pedauque

    Anatole France

  • Yet the importance of these questions shows the originality of Pyrrho.

  • Arcesilaus founded his on dialectic, while Pyrrho's was empirical.

  • The followers of Pyrrho, it is said, made doubting a profession, until at last they doubted whether they did doubt.

    A Logic Of Facts

    George Jacob Holyoake


British Dictionary definitions for pyrrho

Pyrrho

noun
  1. ?365–?275 bc, Greek philosopher; founder of scepticism. He maintained that true wisdom and happiness lie in suspension of judgment, since certain knowledge is impossible to attain
Derived FormsPyrrhonism, nounPyrrhonist, noun, adjective
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