PYRRHO

PYRRHO
philosophus, patriâ Eleus; primo pictor, vixit temporibus iisdem, quibus Theophrastus et Epicurus, Olymp. 110. Nam audivit Drysoen Stilponis filium, atque Anaxarchum Abderitem: quem etiam in Indiam comitatus est. Praesens quoque erat, cum Indus Anaxarcho exprobraret, quod regum aulas sectaretur, neminem autem doceret virtutem. Hoc Indus eo obiecit, quia Anaxarchus esset e comitibus Alexandri Magni. Etiam Magos consuluit, aliosque virtutis et eruditionis famâ viros praestantes. Statuit, nihil homines, nisi per consuetudinem, facere; nihil honestum vel inhonestum, aequum vel iniquum, bonum vel malum esse. Solitudinis amator, in meditationibus suis interrumpi aegerrime tulit. Vixit Ann. 90. Pontifex Max. sacrorum suae gentis, iure quoque civitatis, ab Atheniensibus, donatus. Abhoc Pyrrhonii Σκεπτικοὶ, quia semper σκέπτονται, h. e. rem considerant, nec unquam decernunt. Item Α᾿πορητικοὶ, quia semper ἀποροῦσι, h. e. dubitant; Item Ζητητικοὶ, quia semper ζητοῦσι, quarunt, nec reperiunt. Denique Ε᾿φεκτικοὶ quia longae inquisitionis non alius eventus, quam ἐποχὴ, h. e. iudicii suspensie, sive assensienis retentio. Hi Summum Bonum in ἀταραξία, et Μετριοπαθείᾳ constituentes, solam animi ἐποχὴν nos perfecte beatos reddere, statuerunt: Acquiri autem hanc exactô discrimine specierum veri et falsi, quae in qualibet re occurrunt. Huic fini peculiarem excogitârunt Topicam 12. locis mediisque examinandi quascumque res constantem: quae ad 3. contracta, tandem in unum latitudine suâ reliqua omnia complexum, desinunt: quod Relatio est, cum dicunt: Omnia sunt ad aliquid; ostendere volentes, nos nulla de re, nisi ex praeiudiciis, vel comparative iudicare. Vide Diogen. Laert. in vita Pyrrhonis, l. 9. Sextum, l. 1. Hypol. c. 14. inprimis autem Voss. de Sect. Philosoph c. 20. Nic. Lloydius.

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  • Pyrrho — Pyrrho, griech. Philosoph, Stifter der ältern skeptischen Schule, geb. um 360 v. Chr. zu Elis, gest. um 270; nach ihm heißt der Skeptizismus auch Pyrrhonismus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pyrrho — Pyrrho, griech. Philosoph, geb. um 376 zu Elis, gest. 288 v. Chr., der Vater der älteren Skepsis, wohl kein Systematiker, sondern hauptsächlich darauf ausgehend, die Blößen der philosophischen Systeme durch scharfe Dialectik aufzudecken. Vergl.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Pyrrho — of Elis …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Pyrrho — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = Ancient philosophy color = #B0C4DE name = Pyrrho birth = ca. 360 BC, Elis (Greece) death = ca. 270 BC school tradition = Skepticism influences = Democritus influenced = Timon of Phlius,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyrrho — /pir oh/, n. c365 c275 B.C., Greek philosopher. * * * …   Universalium

  • PYRRHO —    the father of the Greek sceptics, born in Elis, a contemporary of Aristotle; his doctrine was, that as we cannot know things as they are, only as they seem to be, we must be content to suspend our judgment on such matters and maintain a… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pyrrho — /ˈpɪroʊ/ (say piroh) noun c.365–c.275 BC, Greek philosopher who expounded the doctrine of the impossibility of attaining certainty of knowledge …   Australian English dictionary

  • pyrrho- — combining form see pyrrh …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrrho — /pir oh/, n. c365 c275 B.C., Greek philosopher …   Useful english dictionary

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