Pyrrhonism for Stoics

Douglas C. Bates
35 min readSep 7, 2023

A booklet explaining Pyrrhonism for those already familiar with Stoicism

Pyrrho of Elis, founder of Pyrrhonism. Image based on an ancient sculpture

Introduction

Pyrrhonism is perhaps the subtlest and most difficult to grasp of the Hellenistic philosophies of life. Aenesidemus, who defected from Academic Skepticism to spark a revival of interest in Pyrrhonism, said in his book Pyrrhonian Discourses, that language lacked ways of expressing key elements of Pyrrhonism…

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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.”