Outlines of Pyrrhonism: Sextus Empiricus

Outlines of Pyrrhonism

Through history, philosophers have sought to define, understand, and delineate concepts important to human well-being. One such concept is "knowledge". Many philosophers believed that absolute, certain knowledge is possible. Sextus Empiricus stands as an example of the "skeptic" school of thought whose members believed that knowledge was either unattainable or, if a genuine possibility, the conditions necessary to achieve it were next to impossible to satisfy.