Logos and Episteme 10 (1):15-29 (2019)

Harald Thorsrud
Agnes Scott College
By understanding the sense in which Sextus thinks reason is deceptive we may clarify his attitude towards ordinary life. The deception, like that of the Siren's song, is practical rather than epistemic. It is not a matter of leading us to assent to false or unjustified conclusions but is rather a distraction from, or even corruption of, ordinary life.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy of Mind  Pyrrhonian skepticism  inquiry  dialectic  deception
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DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme20191012
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