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skept_outline - PHIL 100 203,204,207 TA: Wm Kallfelz April...

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1 PHIL 100 §§203,204,207 TA: Wm Kallfelz April 14,2006 ☺☺ Yet another link to writing good philosophy papers!! http://www.princeton.edu/~jimpryor/general/writing.html Skepticism: A Summary I. Antiquity (500 BC – 200 AD) Greek skeptics (Pyrrho, et. al.) distinguished ( metaphysically) between “being” and “appearing,” and (epistemically) distinguished between the sensing and the identity of a phenomenon. Greek skeptics (epistemologically) neither affirmed nor denied to know, 1 as they thought both claims were dogmatic, searching, instead, for anything that might be more ‘knowable.’ For Sextus Empiricus, experience was the ultimate guide in evaluating knowledge (where, in fact, the word ‘empiricism’ derives.) Buddhist skeptics emphasized experiential state of ‘enlightenment’ (involving some kind of direct experience free from the screen, or gloss, of the mind’s constant activity of analysis.) Buddhist philosophers and logicians (in the Madhyamika tradition) denied in the existence of
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