Skeptical and Natural Philosophy

Michel De Montaigne

What are academic and Pyrrhonic skepticism?

In the Renaissance and early modern revival of ancient Greek ideas, academic skepticism was the position that no knowledge is possible, whereas Pyrrhonic skepticism was the position that we do not have enough evidence to know whether any knowledge is possible. The conclusion of Pyrrhonic skepticism is that all judgment on all questions about knowledge should be suspended.


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