Debate like Pyrrho, Believe like Nausiphanes

Posted: 28/04/2019 by vequinox in Literature

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

If you want to hear a little more about ancient philosophers, we wrote a thing about them for Eidolon.

Diogenes Laertius 9.11 Pyrrho

“When he was caught talking to himself one time and was asked why he was doing it, [Pyrrho] said that he was practicing being good. He was dismissed by no one when it came to debating since he could easily speak at length and in response to questioning.

This is why he caught the attention of Nausiphanes when he was a young man. For he used to say, at least, that we should be like Pyrrho in debate, but himself in beliefs. And he was in the habit of saying often that even Epicurus used to ask him all the time for information about Pyrrho since he was so amazed by him.

He also said that he was so honored by his home cited that they…

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