Review of Metaphysics 52 (1):177-180 (1998)

Susan Dimock
York University
Sextus Empiricus was a Pyrrhonist skeptic. Although his dates and many of the details of his life are uncertain, he probably lived in the second century A.D. Our knowledge of his philosophical skepticism is drawn primarily from a series of skeptical treatises which have survived, usually titled in English, Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Against the Logicians, Against the Physicists, Against the Learned, and Against the Ethicists. These works are invaluable, not only for the insights which they provide into Pyrrhonism, but also for their sustained criticisms, elucidating in themselves, of doctrines held by the dogmatic philosophers whom Sextus opposes.
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