De praktische en epistemische waarde van het pyrronisme | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 108, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-5275
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1244



This paper assesses both the practical and the epistemic value of Pyrrhonism as this stance is described in Sextus Empiricus’s extant writings. It will first be explored whether the Pyrrhonist’s suspension of judgment and undisturbedness make us behave in a moral or immoral way, and whether they allow us to attain those goals that would make it possible to live well. It will then be examined whether the Pyrrhonist’s suspension of judgment makes it possible to reach the epistemic goals of attaining truth and avoiding error. It will finally be considered whether the results of the previous analyses show that Pyrrhonism is of no philosophical interest to a contemporary audience.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): epistemic value; practical value; Pyrrhonism; suspension of judgment
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