73 - Healthy Skepticism: Sextus Empiricus

Sextus Empiricus, the last great ancient skeptic, expounds a radical branch of the tradition called Pyrrhonism. Peter raises some doubts about how to interpret him.

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Further Reading: 

• J. Annas and J. Barnes (ed. and trans.), Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Scepticism (Cambridge: 2000).

• J. Barnes, The Toils of Scepticism (Cambridge: 1990).

• M.F. Burnyeat and M. Frede (eds), The Original Sceptics (Indianapolis: 1997).

• G. Striker, “The Ten Tropes of Aenesidemus,” in M.F. Burnyeat (ed.), The Skeptical Tradition (Berkeley: 1983), 95–115.

Stanford Encyclopedia: Ancient Skepticism