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Justin Vlasits
University of Illinois, Chicago
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The aim of this paper is to show how PH II constitutes an original, ambitious, and unified skeptical inquiry into logic. My thesis is that Sextus’s argument in Book II is meant to accomplish both its stated goal (to investigate the topics typically grouped together by dogmatists under the heading of “logic”) and an unstated goal. The unstated goal is, in my view, interesting in itself and sheds new light on Sextus’s methodology. The goal is: to suspend judgement on the effectiveness of dogmatic methodologies.
Keywords Pyrrhonism  Skepticism  Methodology  Dialectic  Logic  Sextus Empiricus
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