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Aenesidemus (1st century BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A002-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Aenesidemus was a Greek philosopher of the first century bc who revived Pyrrhonian Scepticism, formulating the basic Ten Modes of Scepticism, or tropoi, and demonstrating that concepts such as cause, explanation, goodness and the goal of life engendered endemic and undecidable dispute; faced with this the Sceptic suspends judgment – and tranquillity follows.

Citing this article:
Hankinson, R.J.. Aenesidemus (1st century BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A002-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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