Sextus Empiricus

I’m now into my paper on Sextus Empiricus. I was undecided as to my paper topic until yesterday. I decided to focus on the Pyrrhonian suspension of judgment with regard to ethics, and, with that, on the “sceptical mode of life.”

A couple of interesting links to give some historical context and an overview of ideas:

Rhetoric, Skepticism and Sextus Empiricus

This link looks like a pretty good introduction to Sextus. I didn’t read through all of the introductory material closely, but it looks pretty accurate. The contents of book one are a great introduction to the Outlines.

Ancient Greek Skepticism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

This is a more general historical overview of ancient scepticism itself. A good contextualization.