Ancient Skepticism

[Revised entry by Katja Vogt on May 31, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Greek word skepsis means investigation. By calling themselves skeptics, the ancient skeptics thus describe
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[Revised entry by Katja Vogt on May 31, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The Greek word skepsis means investigation. By calling themselves skeptics, the ancient skeptics thus describe themselves as investigators. They also call themselves 'those who suspend', thereby signaling that their investigations lead them to suspension of judgment. They do not put forward theories, and they do not deny that knowledge can be found. At its core, ancient skepticism is a way of...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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