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Sextus, Against The Mathematicians, 7.34-7.37
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1. Plato, Theaetetus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

183a. THEO. So it seems. SOC. This would be a fine result of the correction of our answer, when we were so eager to show that all things are in motion, just for the purpose of making that answer prove to be correct. But this, I think, did prove to be true, that if all things are in motion, every answer to any question whatsoever is equally correct, and we may say it is thus or not thus—or, if you prefer, becomes thus, to avoid giving them fixity by using the word is. THEO. You are right. SOC. Except, Theodorus, that I said thus, and not thus ; but we ought not even to say thus ;
2. Sextus, Against The Mathematicians, 7.30, 7.35-7.38, 7.46-7.442 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3. Sextus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism, 1.170-1.172, 2.22, 2.26, 2.31, 2.38-2.42, 2.70 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 9.94 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

9.94. We must not assume that what convinces us is actually true. For the same thing does not convince every one, nor even the same people always. Persuasiveness sometimes depends on external circumstances, on the reputation of the speaker, on his ability as a thinker or his artfulness, on the familiarity or the pleasantness of the topic.Again, they would destroy the criterion by reasoning of this kind. Even the criterion has either been critically determined or not. If it has not, it is definitely untrustworthy, and in its purpose of distinguishing is no more true than false. If it has, it will belong to the class of particular judgements, so that one and the same thing determines and is determined, and the criterion which has determined will have to be determined by another, that other by another, and so on ad infinitum.


Subjects of this text:

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antiochus of ascalon Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 55
appearances Vogt, Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius (2015) 85
aristotle, and scepticism Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 55
criterion Vogt, Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius (2015) 85
demonstration Vogt, Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius (2015) 85
diogenes laertius Vogt, Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius (2015) 85
modes of pyrrhonian scepticism Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 55
scepticism, pyrrhonean Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 55
sextus empiricus Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 55; Vogt, Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius (2015) 85
stoicism Vogt, Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius (2015) 85
tranquillity, truth' Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 55