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1. Antiquity

Skepticism (from Gk. skeptomai, “examine”) is a principle of thought, constantly modified in the history of philosophy, whereby doubt is cast on everything. It originated with the founder of the third post-Aristotelian school, Pyrrho of Elis (ca. 360–ca. 272 b.c.). Pyrrho’s teachings were handed down by Sextus Empiricus (fl. early 3d cent. a.d.), which gave rise to the traditional equating of Pyrrhonism and skepticism. Pyrrho established the possibility of…

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Rudolph, Enno, “Skepticism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 04 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.12>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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