Pyrrhonism

[From the name of the Greek philosopher Pyrrho (c. 360-270 BCE).]

  1. (epistemology) Pyrrho was a painter and poet who accompanied Alexander the Great and apparently underwent a philosophical conversion in Gandhara on the northwestern fringes of India, fueling speculation that he was influenced by early Buddhism. He believed that tranquility could be achieved only by steadfastly withholding judgment about ethical matters because they cannot be reliably decided as good or evil, true or false.

The Ism Book by Peter Saint-Andre

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