69 - Beyond Belief: Pyrrho and Skepticism

Peter turns to the final major Hellenistic school, the Skeptics, beginning with Pyrrho and the question of how ancient skepticism compares to modern skepticism.

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Further Reading: 

• R. Bett, Pyrrho, his Antecedents and his Legacy (Oxford: 2000).

• R. Bett (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (Cambridge: 2010).

• T. Brennan, “Pyrrho on the Criterion,” Ancient Philosophy 18 (1998), 417–34.

• R.J. Hankinson, The Sceptics (London: 1995).

• D. Sedley, “The Motivation of Greek Skepticism,” in The Skeptical Tradition, ed. M. Burnyeat (Berkeley: 1983), 9-29.

• S. Svavarsson, “Pyrrho’s Undecidable Nature,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2004), 249–295.

Stanford Encyclopedia: Pyrrho

Corey Mohler's picture

Pyrrho wins the lottery

Webcomic strip about Pyrrho winning the lottery:


Peter Adamson's picture

Pyrrho wins the lottery

I like that a lot! I posted it to Twitter for others to enjoy. Thanks.

Czas's picture

Existential comics

In fact, that was what brought me here! 69 episodes later, I remember now :)

I can't believe I had such luck!


ps. No seriously now, great luck to find this great series. Excellent work!