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Of the four Hellenic School of Philosophy that we studied Skepticism seemed to stir the a lot of controversy with its ideas of not accepting anything as the truth and of deciding what the truths are through your own experiences. "Skepticism is an ability, or mental attitude, which opposes appearances to judgments in any way whatsoever. .. we are brought firstly to a state of mental suspense and next to a state of 'unperturbedness" or quietude" (17). In this we find that the Skeptics thought that we should suspend our judgments and not accept anything. But the Skeptic also believes that, "All things are false" and therefore that "Nothing is true"(20). Therefore the only way a Skeptic could accept something was if he had experienced it himself. I feel that in today's society we do practice a little bit of Skepticism in this sense but not completely the way the original Skeptics did. Say someone tells you that a restaurant is bad and you shouldn't go there because of a bad experience that they had there, that shouldn't deter you from going to
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course PHI 110 taught by Professor Tuncel during the Fall '07 term at Pace.

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