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Dogmatists
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[1] Philosophers

Originally a sceptical expression to designate those who adopt as their own a view (dógma; cf. S. Emp. P.H. 1,13) ─ especially a philosophical or scientific view ─ which, in sceptical thinking, cannot be justified let alone proven (S. Emp. P.H. 1,3). Also applied by the Pyrrhonians in an extended sense to those Academicians who adopted views such as that nothing can be known (cf. the ἰδίως/idíōs in S. Emp., ibid.). Because of the close link between empiricism and Scepticism …

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Frede, Michael (Oxford) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Dogmatists”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e321990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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