Sextus Empiricus, Scepticisme et philosophie de la vie quotidienne

Abstract : What role does the notion of ‘everyday life’ play in Sextus Empiricus’s skepticism? On the basis of an analysis of the concept of βιωτικὴ τήρησις, this paper purports to show (i) that everyday life, as opposed to ‘philosophical life’, is an empirical fact that allows the Pyrrhonist to act without holding beliefs, and (ii) that everyday life is a genuine value of the Pyrrhonian philosophy. Even though these two theses may seem contradictory, the aim of the present paper is to show that Sextus’s philosophical skepticism make them compatible.
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Stéphane Marchand. Sextus Empiricus, Scepticisme et philosophie de la vie quotidienne. Philosophie antique - problèmes, renaissances, usages , Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2015, Questions sur le scepticisme pyrrhonien, pp.91-119. ⟨10.4000/philosant.366⟩. ⟨hal-01291433⟩



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