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Definition of Pyrrhonism

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  PYRRHONISM   noun
An ancient philosophy, named for its inventor.  It consisted of an absolute disbelief in everything but Pyrrhonism.  Its modern professors have added that.
 

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

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Regular definition:
PYRRHONISM:
?p?r?n?zm n. 1 the philosophy of Pyrrho of Elis (c.300 BC), maintaining that certainty of knowledge is unattainable. 2 scepticism; philosophic doubt. °°Pyrrhonist n. [Gk Purrhon Pyrrho]


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