Reason and Commitment Class 4

Reason and Commitment Class 4

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Unformatted text preview: reedom is largely restricted to the life of the mind, and in particular of the will (prohairesis) Pyrrhonian scepticism ! A school without beliefs? We can have no certainty, but certainty a matter of knowledge ! “Suspension of judgement”: a “standstill” of the intellect “owing to which we neither reject nor posit anything” ! “The causal principle of scepticism is the hope of becoming tranquil” (Sextus Empiricus, Outlines) Hume’s argument ! That the Sceptics claim to suspend judgement on all matters, but in practice cannot live without “making all kinds of judgements” ! However “the life without belief is not the mental...
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This document was uploaded on 02/14/2014 for the course ASPO 1370A at Sciences Po.

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