Clearing Up Misconceptions About Pyrrhonism

Douglas C. Bates
13 min readDec 27, 2022
Illustration of the anecdote of Pyrrho and the hog

Massimo Pigliucci has published a review of the book How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic. In this book, Richard Bett presents a fresh translation into contemporary English of some of the most important sections of the works of the ancient Pyrrhonist philosopher, Sextus Empiricus, along with with some commentary by Bett.

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Douglas C. Bates

Ancient Greek philosophies of life. http://www.pyrrhonism.org Author of “Pyrrho’s Way: The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism.”