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Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrrhonism(noun)

    skepticism; universal doubt

  2. Origin: [From Pyrrho, the founder of a school of skeptics in Greece (about 300 b. c.): cf. F. pyrrhonisme.]


  1. Pyrrhonism

    Pyrrhonism, or Pyrrhonian skepticism, was a school of skepticism founded by Aenesidemus in the 1st century BC and recorded by Sextus Empiricus in the late 2nd century or early 3rd century AD. It was named after Pyrrho, a philosopher who lived from c. 360 to c. 270 BC, although the relationship between the philosophy of the school and of the historical figure is murky. A revival of the use of the term occurred during the 17th century.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pyrrhonism

    philosophic scepticism. See Pyrrho.


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