Epicureanism Versus Pyrrhonism

Comparisons between any two philosophies typically focus on their differences. This article will instead focus on similarities. In antiquity there was substantial awareness of similarities between Epicureanism and Pyrrhonism. For example, consider how Julian, Emperor of Rome, Neoplatonist philosopher and apostate Christian lumped Epicureanism and Pyrrhonism together:

Let us not admit discourses by Epicureans…

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Douglas C. Bates

Douglas C. Bates

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Ancient Greek philosophy as self-help. Author of “Pyrrho’s Way: The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism.”